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A broad-spectrum antibiotic used chiefly for severe systemic infections.
- ‘If the infant has been in the nurseries and sepsis is suspected, the antibiotic regimen should include vancomycin and gentamicin.’
- ‘A combination of penicillin or ampicillin with gentamicin is appropriate for endocarditis caused by enterococci that are not highly resistant to penicillin.’
- ‘The preferred and most effective drug of choice to treat tularemia is streptomycin or gentamicin.’
- ‘Treatment with ampicillin supplemented with gentamicin or tobramycin for two to six weeks is best.’
- ‘Some antibiotics, such as gentamicin, penicillin G, tetracycline, methicillin, erythromycin, and vancomycin, are not compatible with heparin.’
1960s: from genta- (of unknown origin) + -micin (alteration of -mycin).
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