Definitions for vancomycin
an antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections
A glycopeptide antibiotic, produced by the actinomycete Amycolaptosis orientalis, used against Gram-positive bacteria, especially staphylococci and enterococci.
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Antibacterial obtained from Streptomyces orientalis. It is a glycopeptide related to RISTOCETIN that inhibits bacterial cell wall assembly and is toxic to kidneys and the inner ear.