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amikacin

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noun am·i·ka·cin \ˌa-mi-ˈkā-sən\

Medical Definition of amikacin

  1. :  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 Medicine, 28 Feb. 1991


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