gentamicin :

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  • n  an antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete; used in treating infections of the urinary tract

  • Streptomycin or gentamicin are preferred for plague, but tetracyclines and fluoroquinolones also do the trick.
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  • Mechanism underlying cisplatin-induced ototoxicity
    ( Neural Regeneration Research ) Studies have shown that calpain participates in gentamicin-, neomycin- and kanamycin-induced inner ear cell apoptosis. Cisplatin has been shown to be an anticancer drug. However, cisplatin can lead to severe ototoxicity, induce cochlear cell apoptosis, and result in hearing decrease or loss, which limits the application of cisplatin in a clinical setting to a ...
    Aug. 7, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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