bacitracin


bacitracin
A nonprescription antibiotic, usually provided in topical ointment form and discovered as a product of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. <!From the discussion page for "John Kerry" in Wikipedia: , Ive seen it both ways but lower case is more common than capitalized. , I dont think its a trademark but Im not sure. (At (last page), "Bacitracin" is given as the chemical name. There are a bunch of other names, possibly trademarks.) , The dispute here was about whether its an antibiotic or an antiseptic, and the former description seems far more common, including in the Wiktionary definition. , Wikipedia doesnt want to duplicate Wiktionary. Therefore, articles are routinely deleted on grounds of "dicdef," i.e., if the supposed Wikipedia article is nothing more than a dictionary definition, dump it. There is no Wikipedia article on bacitracin and quite possibly never will be. Now, for our purposes, maybe the link to Wiktionary doesnt really add anything. We could un-link it and just add the parenthetical "(an antibiotic)" after the term. JamesMLane 09:47, 6 Aug 2004 (UTC)

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  • Bacitracin — (Bacillus subtilis) Strukturformel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bacitracin — acitracin n. (1940) [Bacillus + Margaret Tracy, (a child whose tissues contained {Bacillus subtilis}) + in. RHUD.] a polypeptide antibacterial antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram positive organisms, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bacitracin A — bacitracin acitracin n. (1940) [Bacillus + Margaret Tracy, (a child whose tissues contained {Bacillus subtilis}) + in. RHUD.] a polypeptide antibacterial antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram positive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bacitracin — bacitracin. См. бацитрацин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • bacitracin — ☆ bacitracin [bas΄i trā′sin ] n. [arbitrary blend < BACILLUS + (Margaret) Trac(y), name of Am girl (1936 ) from whose wounds the strain was isolated + IN1] an antibiotic obtained from a strain of bacteria (Bacillus subtilis) and used in the… …   English World dictionary

  • Bacitracin — drugbox IUPAC name = 5 (1 (4 (14 ((1 H imidazol 5 yl)methyl) 20 (2 amino 2 oxoethyl) 11 benzyl 8 sec butyl 17 (carboxymethyl) 3,6,9,12,15,18,21 heptaoxo 1,4,7,10,13,16,19 heptaazacyclohenicosan 2 yl)butylamino) 3 methyl 1 oxopentan 2 ylamino) 4… …   Wikipedia

  • bacitracin — An antibacterial antibiotic polypeptide of known chemical structure isolated from cultures of an aerobic, Gram positive, spore bearing bacillus (member of the Bacillus subtilis group); active against hemolytic streptococci …   Medical dictionary

  • bacitracin — noun Etymology: New Latin Bacillus subtilis (species of bacillus producing the toxin) + Margaret Tracy b ab 1936 American child in whose tissues it was found Date: 1945 a polypeptide antibiotic isolated from a bacillus (Bacillus subtilis or B.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bacitracin — Branched cyclic peptides produced by strains of Bacillus licheniformis. Interfere with murein (peptidoglycan) synthesis in Gram positive bacteria …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • bacitracin — /bas i tray sin/, n. Pharm. an antibiotic polypeptide derived by the hydrolytic action of Bacillus subtilis on protein, primarily used topically in the treatment of superficial infections caused by susceptible Gram positive organisms. [1940 45;… …   Universalium


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