Definition of Amikacin
1. Noun. Category:en:Drugs An aminoglycoside antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections, having the chemical formula C22H43N5O13. ¹
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Medical Definition of Amikacin
O-3-amino-3-deoxy-alpha-d-glucopyranosyl-(1-6)-o-(6-amino-6-deoxy-alpha-d-glucopyranosyl-(1-4)-n(1)-(4-amino-2-hydroxy-1-oxobutyl)-2-deoxy-d-streptamine. A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from kanamycin. It is reno- and ototoxic like the other aminoglycoside antibiotics.
Pharmacological action: antibiotics, aminoglycoside.
Chemical name: D-Streptamine, O-3-amino-3-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-6)-O-(6-amino-6-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4))-N1-(4-amino-2-hydroxy-1-oxobutyl)-2-deoxy-, (S)-
(12 Dec 1998)
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