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View in Spanish: Tiacumicina B

Tiacumicin B (ty-a-KYOO-my-sin )
A substance being studied in the treatment of diarrhea caused by infection with (a type of bacteria that can grow without oxygen) in cancer patients. Tiacumicin B is a type of antibiotic. Also called OPT-80 and PAR-101.

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