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Dr. Richard Wallace
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Streptomycin (Overview)

Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What exactly is streptomycin?

What exactly is streptomycin?

Aminoglycoside: This antibiotic was one of the earliest discovered and used primarily to treat tuberculosis. It is also used to treat some very severe bacterial infections, but because it is quite toxic, its use is limited. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Wallace
50 doctors shared insights

Streptomycin (Overview)

Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What is the treatment for streptomycin overdose?

What is the treatment for streptomycin overdose?

No direct treatment: If excessive amounts of streptomycin have been received, they will be excreted by the body and time will prevail. If they created toxic damage, primarily to the vestibular division of the acoustic (8th) nerve or to the kidneys, only part of the damage is reversible. ...Read more

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What exactly is streptomycin?

Aminoglycoside: This antibiotic was one of the earliest discovered and used primarily to treat tuberculosis. It is also used to treat some very severe bacterial infections, but because it is quite toxic, its use is limited. ...Read more

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Why does streptomycin cause ototoxicity in babies?

Why does streptomycin cause ototoxicity in babies?

Ototoxic in all: Streptomycin can ototoxic in all ages of patients. It is specifically more vestibulotoxic, meaning that it disrupts balance more than hearing. There is evidence that patients with impaired renal function are more prone to toxic effects. Studies indicate that cochleotoxic effects of aminoglycosides are less common in neonates and children than adults. The exact reason for this is unknown. ...Read more

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Why streptomycin should not be administered in patients with myasthenia?

Why streptomycin should not be administered in patients with myasthenia?

Effect on junction: Streptomycin is one of the aminoglycosides which is a class of anitbiotics that affects the neuromuscular junction. This is the area involved in myasthenia gravis. More specifically streptomycin can block the acetylcholine receptor and can also prevent the release of acetylcholine. See more at: http://archive.Ispub.Com/journal/the-internet-journal-of-neurology/volume-10-number-2. ...Read more

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Please tell me what streptomycin and tetracycline and e-coli are?

Please tell me what streptomycin and tetracycline and e-coli are?

Antibiotic definitio: Streptomycin and tetracycline are antibiotics of two different types. "e-coli" is a bacteria found in serious infections. It is also however, and there are numerous strains, is a bacteria which is a normal resident in the colon. , . ...Read more

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What is the treatment for streptomycin overdose?

No direct treatment: If excessive amounts of streptomycin have been received, they will be excreted by the body and time will prevail. If they created toxic damage, primarily to the vestibular division of the acoustic (8th) nerve or to the kidneys, only part of the damage is reversible. ...Read more