Definitions for "Gentamicin"
Aminoglycoside antibiotic that binds to the ribosomal 30s subunit; is bacteriocidal. Used in tissue culture assays to kill extracellular bacteria (Lecture: Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance, 2/12/02)
A type of aminoglycoside antibiotic. Often used to study bacterial entry into eukaryotic cells because gentamicin cannot cross the eukaryotic cell membrane, thus intracellular bacteria are resistant to gentamicin but extracellular bacteria are usually sensitive to gentamicin.
an antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete; used in treating infections of the urinary tract
Antiobiotic that is selectively toxic to the vestibular endorgan.