• WordNet 3.6
    • n chloramphenicol an oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections (especially typhoid fever)
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We aimed to investigate whether gatifloxacin, a new generation and affordable fluoroquinolone, is better than chloramphenicol for the treatment of uncomplicated enteric fever in children and adults.
Chloramphenicol versus benzylpenicillin and gentamicin for the treatment of severe pneumonia in children in Papua New Guinea : a randomised trial.
The state's agriculture commissioner, Charles Bishop, barred the sale of six brands of packaged products that use shrimp imported from China after tests showed they contained traces of the antibiotic chloramphenicol.