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chloramphenicol

Definition:
An antibiotic first isolated from cultures of Streptomyces venequelae in 1947 but now produced synthetically. It has a relatively simple structure and was the first broad-spectrum antibiotic to be discovered. It acts by interfering with bacterial protein synthesis and is mainly bacteriostatic.
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Entry Terms:
  • chlornitromycin
  • chloromycetin
  • levomycetin
  • syntomycin
  • ophthochlor
  • detreomycin
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/10195
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