Encyclopedia > Chloramphenicol

  Article Content


Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic that was derived from the bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae[?] and is now produced synthetically. Chloramphenicol is effective against a wide variety of microorganisms, but due to serious side-effects (e.g., damage to the bone marrow) in humans, it is usually reserved for the treatment of serious and life-threatening infections (e.g., typhoid fever). It is also used in eye drops[?] or ointment[?] to treat bacterial conjunctivitis.

C11H12Cl2N2O5 Chloramphenicol MW=323.13
Image in the PD.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... emperor, Dom Pedro II was deposed in 1889 and a republican based federation was adopted. Brazil received an influx of over 5 million immigrants in the late 19th, early ...

This page was created in 25.4 ms