Aminoglycoside antibiotics

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Unformatted text preview: Aminoglycoside antibiotics. The aminoglycoside antibiotics inhibit protein synthesis in Gram-negative bacteria. Members of this antibiotic group include gentamicin, kanamycin, tobramycin, and streptomycin. Originally isolated from members of the bacterial genus Streptomyces , the aminoglycosides are now produced synthetically or semisynthetically. Streptomycin is effective against the tuberculosis bacterium. Unfortunately, many aminoglycosides have a deleterious effect on the ear and impair hearing. antibiotics. antibiotics are broadspectrum drugs that inhibit the growth of Gram-negative bacteria, rickettsiae, chlamydiae, and certain Gram-positive bacteria. They accomplish this by inhibiting protein synthesis. Compared to other antibiotics, s have relatively mild side effects, but they are known to destroy helpful bacteria in the body. Also, they relatively mild side effects, but they are known to destroy helpful bacteria in the body....
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