paromomycin

noun

par·​o·​mo·​my·​cin ˌpar-ə-mō-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce paromomycin (audio)
: a broad-spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic that is obtained from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. rimosus paromomycinus) and is usually used in the form of its sulfate C23H45N5O14·H2SO4 to treat intestinal amebiasis

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“Paromomycin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paromomycin. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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