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Pyocyanase

Definition of the noun pyocyanase

What does pyocyanase mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a yellow-green mixture of antibiotics obtained from the bacillus of green pus
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic terms: antibiotic / antibiotic drug = a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections

Explanation

Pyocyanase was the first antibiotic drug to be used in hospitals. It is no longer used today.

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Google previewInternational 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 ;...

Google previewBoston Medical and Surgical Journal (1908)

Pyocyanase is a bacteriolytic enzyme, ;...

Google previewJournal of the Royal Army Medical Corps (1908)

Pyocyanase is the ferment or enzyme which can be extracted from mass cultures of the B._p_1/ocyaneus, and it has been proved to possess powerful bactericidal and bacteriolytic properties, while its use in diphtheria in the form of a spray has ...

Google previewThe New International Year Book (1909)

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 ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Supplement (1910)

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  ...

Google previewPhysiology, Pathology, Bacteriology, Anatomy, Dictionary (1904)

Special enzymes are named according to the producing bacteria, thus pyocyanase. cholerase. etc. dominal parietes for the treatment of ascites from hepatic cirrhosis. Opsonln. [L. ops, aid.] The theoretical quality of a serum which renders a ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

Pyocyanase (pi-o-si'-an-d:) [trtuv, pus; Ktavoc, blue]. The specific bacteriolytic enzyme of Bacillus pyocya- neus. It digests the bacilli of typhoid, diphtheria, and cholera, and also fibrin. It is a yellowish-green, alkaline, amorphous substance, ...

Google previewPractitioner's medical dictionary (1910)

by George Milbry Gould

Pyocyanase (pi-o- si' -an- az) [pyo-; 1600c, blue]. The specific bacteriolytic enzrni d Bacillus pyocyaneus. It digests the bacilli d typhoid, diphtheria, and cholera, and also fibrin. It is a yellowish -green, alkaline, amc- phous substance, soluble in ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1916 (1915)

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 ...

Google previewA Practical Medical Dictionary ... (1922)

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, ...

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Scrabble value of P3Y4O1C3Y4A1N1A1S1E1

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