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amikacin

noun am·i·ka·cin \ ˌa-mi-ˈkā-sᵊn \

medical Definition of amikacin

: a semisynthetic aminoglycoside antibiotic that is derived from kanamycin and is administered intravenously or intramuscularly in the form of its sulfate C22H43N5O13·2H2SO4 chiefly to treat serious bacterial infections
  • amikacin has been effective against many clinical isolates resistant to other aminoglycosides.
  • —George A. Jacoby et al.The New England Journal of Medicine28 Feb. 1991

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