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  • n  an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used to treat infections by Gram-positive bacteria

  • On seven wards they put an outright ban on all the most cherished antibiotics (penicillin, streptomycin, three tetracyclines, chloramphenicol, erythromycin and novobiocin) unless .
  • The most noted example was Upjohn's Panalba (tetracycline with novobiocin), which is now off the market.

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