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Meaning of dihydrostreptomycin

di•hy•dro•strep•to•my•cin

Pronunciation: (dī-hī"drō-strep"tu-mī'sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an antibiotic, CHNO, derived by organic synthesis from and believed to be less toxic than streptomycin: used in the form of its sulfate chiefly in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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