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Definition of "gentamicin" [gentamicin]

  • A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from an actinomycete of the genus Micromonospora, used in its sulfate form to treat various infections. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gentamicin" in a sentence
  • "She approached Clark, who was worried about hearing loss in these newborns for a different reason: they were being given the drug gentamicin, which is closely related to kanamycin."
  • "Aminoglycosides, such as gentamicin, cause imbalances of magnesium, calcium and potassium. 20In fact, one study showed that gentamicin causes increased excretion of calcium by 5 percent and magnesium by 8.4 percent. 21When you take antibiotics, consider a B vitamin complex along with it."
  • "Aminoglycosides, such as gentamicin, cause imbalances of magnesium, calcium and potassium.20In fact, one study showed that gentamicin causes increased excretion of calcium by 5 percent and magnesium by 8.4 percent.21When you take antibiotics, consider a B vitamin complex along with it."