Definition of Colistin

1. Noun. (medicine) A polymixin antibiotic effective against a range of gram-negative bacteria ¹



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Definition of Colistin

1. an antibiotic [n -S] - See also: antibiotic

Medical Definition of Colistin

1. Cyclic polypeptide antibiotic from bacillus colistinus. It is composed of polymyxins e1 and e2 (or colistins a, b, and c) which act as detergents on cell membranes. Colistin is less toxic than polymyxin b, but otherwise similar; the methanesulfonate is used orally. Pharmacological action: antibiotics, peptide. Chemical name: Colistin (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colistin

colinear
colinearities
colinearity
colingual
colins
colinus
colipase
colipases
coliphage
coliphages
coliplication
colipuncture
coliseum
coliseums
colistimethate sodium
colistin (current term)
colistin sulfomethate sodium
colistinase
colistins
colitic
colitis
colitis cystica profunda
colitis cystica superficialis
colitis gravis
colitises
colitogenic
colitose
colitoses
coll
coll.

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