noun Etymology: vanco- (of unknown origin) + -mycin Date: circa 1956 an antibiotic C66H75Cl2N9O24 derived from an actinomycete (Amycolatopsis orientalis syn. Streptomyces orientalis) that is effective against gram-positive bacteria and is used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride especially against staphylococci resistant to methicillin

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  • Vancomycin — Drugbox IUPAC name = unable to be assigned width=300 CAS number=1404 90 6 ATC prefix=A07 ATC suffix=AA09 ATC supplemental=ATC|J01|XA01 PubChem=14969 DrugBank=APRD01287 C=66 | H=75 | Cl=2 | N=9 | O=24 molecular weight = 1449.3 g.mol 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Vancomycin — Van|co|my|cin [Kunstw. zu ↑ mycin], das; s: ein Glykopeptid Antibiotikum aus Streptomyces orientalis, MG 1449, das gegen Strepto , Staphylo u. Pneumokokken wirksam ist. * * * Vancomycin   [v , Kurzwort] das, s, von dem Strahlenpilz Streptomyces… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • vancomycin — n. an antibiotic, derived from the bacterium Streptomyces orientalis, that is effective against most Gram positive organisms (e.g. streptococci and staphylococci). Used for treating serious infections (including endocarditis and MRSA) due to… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • vancomycin — Complex glycopeptide antibiotic produced by actinomycetes. Inhibits peptidoglycan synthesis. Active against many Gram positive bacteria …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • vancomycin — /vang keuh muy sin, van /, n. Pharm. a bactericidal antibiotic, C66H75ClN9O24, produced by Streptomyces orientalis, used in the treatment of antibiotic associated colitis and endocarditis. [1956; vanco , of unexplained orig. + MYCIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • vancomycin — noun A glycopeptide antibiotic, produced by the actinomycete Amycolaptosis orientalis, used against Gram positive bacteria, especially staphylococci and enterococci …   Wiktionary

  • vancomycin — An antibiotic isolated from cultures of Nocardia orientalis, bactericidal and bacteriostatic against Gram positive organisms; available as the hydrochloride. * * * van·co·my·cin .vaŋ kə mīs ən n an antibiotic C66H75Cl2N9O24 derived from an… …   Medical dictionary

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