An antibiotic agent obtained from Streptomyces puniceus var. floridae; active against acid-fast bacteria, including strains of tubercle bacilli resistant to streptomycin; may produce vestibular damage and deafness.

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vi·o·my·cin .vī-ə-'mīs-ən n a basic polypeptide antibiotic that is produced by several soil actinomycetes of the genus Streptomyces (as S. puniceus) and is administered intramuscularly in the form of its sulfate C25H43N13O10·xH2SO4 in the treatment of tuberculosis esp. in combination with other antituberculous drugs

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