di·​hy·​dro·​strep·​to·​my·​cin -ˌstrep-tə-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce dihydrostreptomycin (audio)
: a toxic antibiotic C21H41N7O12 formerly used in the treatment of tuberculosis, tularemia, and infections caused by gram-negative organisms but abandoned because of its tendency to impair hearing

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“Dihydrostreptomycin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dihydrostreptomycin. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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