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(English) A broad-spectrum, bacteriostatic antibiotic produced by Streptomyces venezuelae or manufactured from p-nitrobenzaldehyde. Effective against Aeromonas, Pseudomonas, and Hemophilus usually sensitive. Used to prevent motile aeromonad disease. (Chloromycetin, levomycin, chloronitrin, leukomycin).

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