Recent Examples of vancomycin from the Web
A new version of vancomycin is much more effective at fighting Enterococci bacteria, which is found in hospitals and can cause dangerous wound and blood infections.
Even with the current synthesis method, the new vancomycin should be medicinally useful, the study said.
Scientists led by Dale Boger introduced three independent modifications into vancomycin, each lethal to bacteria.
This process has spurred the rise of vancomycin-resistant enterococci, or VRE, three letters that strike fear into hospital staffs the world over.
Troublingly, one of the 4 had reduced sensitivity to glycopeptides; the chief glycopeptide is vancomycin, which has been the go-to drug for MRSA for 50 years.
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Origin and Etymology of vancomycin
First Known Use: circa 1956See Words from the same year
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