erythromycin erythromycin

Definition(s):

  • (n) an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram-positive bacteria and some Gram-negative

Usage(s):

  1. That's when antibiotics like penicillin or erythromycin come in handy.
  2. He notes that a survey of 10 cities conducted three years ago revealed that in Shenyang, all pneumonia cases exhibited resistance to erythromycin.
  3. Repeated doses of the antibiotics tetracycline or erythromycin over a period of one week are required to knock out the bug.

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