noun Etymology: spect- (from New Latin spectabilis, specific epithet of Streptomyces spectabilis) + actinomycin Date: 1964 a white crystalline broad-spectrum antibiotic C14H24N2O7 produced by a bacterium (Streptomyces spectabilis) that is used clinically especially in the form of its hydrochloride to treat gonorrhea

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  • spectinomycin — [spek΄tə nō mī′sin] n. an antibiotic, C14H24N2O7, made synthetically or obtained from an actinomycete ( Streptomyces spectabilis) and used esp. in treating cases of gonorrhea that are resistant to penicillin …   English World dictionary

  • Spectinomycin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Spectinomycin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spectinomycin — drugbox IUPAC name = (2 R ,4a R ,5a R ,6 S ,7 S ,8 R ,9 S ,9a R ,10a S ) 4a,7,9 trihydroxy 2 methyl 6,8 bis(methylamino) decahydro 4 H pyrano [2,3 b] [1,4] benzodioxin 4 one CAS number = 1695 77 8 ATC prefix = J01 ATC suffix = XX04 ATC… …   Wikipedia

  • spectinomycin — Aminocyclitol antibiotic: acts on ribosome, but is bacteriostatic rather than bactericidal …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • spectinomycin — /spek teuh noh muy sin/, n. Pharm. an antibiotic drug, C14H24N2O7, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces spectabilis, used in the treatment of susceptible gonorrhea. [1960 65; b. NL spectabilis a specific epithet (lit., visible; see SPECTACLE …   Universalium

  • spectinomycin — noun An aminocyclitol antibiotic produced by the bacterium Streptomyces spectabilis …   Wiktionary

  • spectinomycin — spec·ti·no·my·cin .spek tə nō mīs ən n a white crystalline broad spectrum antibiotic derived from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. spectabilis) that is used clinically esp. in the form of its hydrated dihydrochloride C14H24N2O7·2HCl·5H2O …   Medical dictionary

  • spectinomycin — spec·ti·no·my·cin …   English syllables

  • spectinomycin — noun an antibiotic used to treat gonorrhea • Hypernyms: ↑antibiotic, ↑antibiotic drug …   Useful english dictionary

  • spectinomycin hydrochloride — An antibiotic antibacterial agent. * * * [USP] a salt of spectinomycin used in the treatment of acute gonorrheal urethritis and proctitis in the male and acute gonorrheal cervicitis and proctitis in the female …   Medical dictionary

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