Definition of Polymyxins

1. Noun. (plural of polymyxin) ¹



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Definition of Polymyxins

1. polymyxin [n] - See also: polymyxin

Medical Definition of Polymyxins

1. Group of peptide antibiotics produced by Bacillus spp. Molecular weights are around 1000-1200 and the molecules are cyclic. Act against many gram-negative bacteria, working apparently by increasing membrane permeability. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polymyxins

polymyalgia rheumatica
polymyalgias
polymyarian
polymyoclonus
polymyodae
polymyodian
polymyodous
polymyoid
polymyositis
polymythia
polymythy
polymyxin
polymyxin B sulfate
polymyxin acylase
polymyxin b
polymyxins (current term)
polynandrian
polynegative
polynema
polynemas
polyneme
polynemes
polynemid
polynemids
polynemiform
polynemoid
polynemoids
polynesia
polynesians
polynesic

Literary usage of Polymyxins

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1. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"Other agents having neuromuscular depressant activity include tetracycline, lincomycin, and the polymyxins. It is important that investigators and the ..."

2. In Vitro Collecting Techniques for Germplasm Conservation by Valerie C. Pence (2002)
"For example, antagonism has been found between magnesium and gentamycin and between magnesium and calcium and polymyxins E and B. Moreover, pH can affect ..."

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