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any of a variety of substances, usually obtained from microorganisms, that inhibit the growth of or destroy certain other microorganisms. Types of Antibiotics
..... Click the link for more information. isolated from bacteria of the genus Streptomyces. Similar in activity to erythromycinerythromycin
, any of several related antibiotic drugs produced by bacteria of the genus Streptomyces (see antibiotic). Erythromycin is most effective against gram-positive bacteria such as pneumococci, streptococci, and some staphylococci (see Gram's stain).
..... Click the link for more information. , it is effective against most gram-positive organisms including staphylococci, some streptococci, and anaerobic bacteria of the genus Clostridium (see Gram's stainGram's stain,
laboratory staining technique that distinguishes between two groups of bacteria by the identification of differences in the structure of their cell walls. The Gram stain, named after its developer, Danish bacteriologist Christian Gram, has become an important tool
..... Click the link for more information. ). Diarrhea and nausea are common side effects of the drug.
C18H34O6N2S·HCl A monobasic crystalline antibiotic, produced by Streptomyces lincolnensis, that is active as lincomycin hydrochloride mainly toward gram-positive microorganisms.