Definition of the noun pyocyanase
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- a yellow-green mixture of antibiotics obtained from the bacillus of green pus
Pyocyanase was the first antibiotic drug to be used in hospitals. It is no longer used today. Rudolph Emmerich and Oscar Löw, two German physicians who were the first to make an effective medication from microbes, conducted experiments in the 1890s, roughly 30 years after Louis Pasteur showed that many diseases were caused by bacteria and nearly 40 years before the effective prescription of penicillin. They proved that the germs that caused one disease may be the cure for another.
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Progressive Medicine (1903)
A Quarterly Digest of Advances, Discoveries, and Improvements in the Medical and Surgical Sciences by Hobart Amory Hare
Fmmerich, Law, and Korschun* claim in opposition to Dietrich5 and to Klinioff that pyocyanase is a thermostabile ferment,
International Clinics (1908)
A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures
calls attention to the value of pyocyanase in the treatment of infectious diseases, especially diphtheria. Pyocyanase is a bacteriolytic enzyme obtained by passing three weeks' old cultures of ...
Pyocyanase is a bacteriolytic enzyme, ...
by Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps
Pyocyanase is the ferment or enzyme which can be extracted from mass cultures of the B. pyocyaneus, and it has been proved to possess powerful bactericidal and bacteriolytic properties, while its use in diphtheria in the form of a spray has ...
by Frank Moore Colby, Allen Leon Churchill
Pyocyanase is the filtrate of a three weeks' old culture of the pyocyaneus bacillus. This substance has been used as an adjuvant to antitoxin in the treatment of diphtheria. It is used locally as a spray and possesses the property of rapidly killing ...
Applied immunology (1916)
by Benjamin A. Thomas
Pyocyanase is a ferment isolated from cultures of B. pyocyaneus, said to have high digestive powers for proteids. It has been employed in the treatment of diphtheria, the protein digestive action facilitating the removal of the membrane.
by William Dwight Whitney
The gratifying results obtained by von Emmerich in the treatment of diphtheria by means of pyocyanase, a product formed in cultures of the Bacillus pyocyaneus, have been ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
pyocyanase (pi-o-si'a-nas), n. [Gr. irvov, pus, + Kvavoc, blue, + -die] See the extract. The gratifying result* obtained by von Emmerich in the treatment of diphtheria by means of pyocyanaee, a product formed In cultures of the Bacillus ...
Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott
pyocyanase and ty phase. choleric (kol'-er-ik). 1. Having abundant bile. 2. Applied to a temperament easily excited to anger. 3. Choleraic. choleriform (kol-er'-if-orm) [cholera: forma, ...
8th ed. 1916 printing
pyocyanase (pi-o-si'an-as). Any enzyme derived from cultures of Bacii'lus pyocya'neus. It is destructive to Bacillus pyocyaneus, and the bacilli of anthrax, diphtheria, typhoid, and plague. Its injection is said to confer immunity ...
by Thomas Lathrop Stedman
pyocyanase (pi-o-si'an-az). A bacteriolytic enzyme formed in cultures of Bacillus pyocyaneus, it is alleged to dissolve a number of pathogenic bacteria, especially those of anthrax, diphtheria, plague, ...
by William Alexander Newman Dorland, Edgar Calvin Le Roy Miller
pyocyanase (pi-o-si' an-as).
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