Aminoglycoside

A type of antibiotic which contains a sugar bonded to an amino (NH3) group e.g. streptomycin and tobramycin (inhibit protein synthesis in procaryotic micro-organisms).

Aminoglycoside

Aminoglycoside is a medicinal and bacteriologic category of traditional Gram-negative antibacterial therapeutic agents that inhibit protein synthesis and contain as a portion of the molecule an amino-modified glycoside (sugar); the term can also refer more generally to any organic molecule that contains aminosugar substructures. Aminoglycoside ant...
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aminoglycoside

<pharmacology> A group of antibiotics active against many aerobic gram-negative and some gram-positive bacteria. ... They are mostly produced by fungi and contain an amino sugar, and amino-or guanido-substituted inositol ring which are attached by a glycosidic linkage to a hexose nucleus resulting in a polycationic and highly polar compound. ...
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aminoglycoside

(ә-me″no-gli´ko-sīd) any of a group of antibacterial antibiotics derived from species of Streptomyces; they interfere with the function of bacterial ribosomes. They contain an inositol moiety substituted with two amino or guanidino groups and with one or more sugars or aminosugars. The group includes am...
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aminoglycoside

(from the article `drug`) The aminoglycosides (streptomycin, neomycin, paromomycin, amikacin, and tobramycin) all inhibit protein synthesis. The aminoglycosides are poorly ...
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Aminoglycoside

A family of antibiotics that are effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Common types include streptomycin, amikacin and gentamicin. Pregnant women should be warned against the medication because of the deleterious effects on a developing fetus.
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aminoglycoside

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-mē′nō-glī′kō-sīd Definitions: 1. Any one of a group of bacteriocidal antibiotics derived from species of Streptomyces or Micromonosporum and characterized by two or more amino sugars joined by a glycoside linkage to a central hexose; aminoglycosides act by causing misreading and ...
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