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View in Spanish: Antibiótico aminoglucósido

Aminoglycoside antibiotic (uh-MEE-noh-GLY-kuh-side AN-tee-by-AH-tik)
A substance that works against many types of bacteria and includes streptomycin, gentamicin, and neomycin. An aminoglycoside antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.