Definition of streptomycin in English:

streptomycin

noun

Medicine
  • An antibiotic that was the first drug to be successful against tuberculosis but is now chiefly used with other drugs because of its toxic side effects.

    • ‘In its early stages, leptospirosis can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, streptomycin, tetracycline and erythromycin.’
    • ‘Treatment is with tetracycline (as doxycycline) and streptomycin for 6 weeks.’
    • ‘These include the antibiotics polymyxin B sulfate, streptomycin sulfate, chlortetracycline hydrochloride and neomycin sulfate.’
    • ‘The preferred and most effective drug of choice to treat tularemia is streptomycin or gentamicin.’
    • ‘All the patients had bacilli sensitive to streptomycin, isoniazid and rifampicin initially.’

Pronunciation:

streptomycin

/ˌstreptəˈmīs(i)n/