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  • n  an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery

  • Like penicillin, neomycin may possibly work when taken by mouth.
  • When Rutgers University's Microbiologist Selman Waksman first described neomycin, an antibiotic produced by soil microbes (PTI, April 4, 1949), it gave promise of being another .
  • The drug, neomycin, is as effective as streptomycin against tubercle bacilli in the test tube, and Waksman hopes that it can be combined with streptomycin in treating tuberculosis.
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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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