A group of antibacterial drugs (such as kanamycin, neomycin and streptomycin) which are mostly produced by fungi and which contain an amino sugar, and amino- or guanido-substituted inositol ring, and other sugar residues. They are all broad-spectrum antibiotics that inhibit bacterial protein synthesis by binding to their ribosomes. However, all these drugs are toxic to humans and aren't used except in special situations.
Selected aminoglycoside antibiotics links:
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