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Meaning of gentamicin

gen•ta•mi•cin

Pronunciation: ( jen"tu-mī'sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a highly toxic broad-spectrum antibiotic mixture of related aminoglycoside substances derived from the actinomycete bacterium Micromonospora purpurea, used in its sulfate form in the treatment of severe Gram-negative infections.
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