A purified mixture containing streptokinase, streptodornase, and other proteolytic enzymes. It is used by topical application, or by injection into body cavities, to remove clotted blood and fibrinous and purulent accumulations of exudate.
[strep-tuh-lahy-sin] /ˌstrɛp təˈlaɪ sɪn/ noun, Bacteriology. 1. a type of hemolysin produced by certain species of streptococcus. streptolysin strep·tol·y·sin (strěp-tŏl’ĭ-sĭn, strěp’tə-lī’sĭn) n. A hemolysin produced by streptococci.
[strep-tuh-mahy-seez] /ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ siz/ noun, plural streptomyces. Bacteriology. 1. any of several aerobic bacteria of the genus Streptomyces, certain species of which produce antibiotics. Streptomyces Strep·to·my·ces (strěp’tə-mī’sēz) n. A genus of actinomycetes that are chiefly saprophytic soil forms, including several strains that produce antibiotics.
[strep-tuh-mahy-sin] /ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ sɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. an antibiotic, C 2 1 H 3 9 N 7 O 1 2 , produced by a soil actinomycete, Streptomyces griseus, and used in medicine in the form of its white, water-soluble sulfate salt, chiefly in the treatment of tuberculosis. streptomycin /ˌstrɛptəʊˈmaɪsɪn/ noun 1. an antibiotic obtained from […]
streptonigrin strep·to·ni·grin (strěp’tə-nī’grĭn) n. A highly toxic antibiotic produced by a species of the genusStreptomyces and active against various tumors.