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Colistin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Colistin
Tree Number(s)
D04.345.566.780.110
D10.477.750.110
D12.644.050.600.110
D12.644.066.500.600.110
D12.644.641.780.110
D12.776.543.695.054.600.110
Unique ID
D003091
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003091
Scope Note
Cyclic polypeptide antibiotic from Bacillus colistinus. It is composed of Polymyxins E1 and E2 (or Colistins A, B, and C) which act as detergents on cell membranes. Colistin is less toxic than Polymyxin B, but otherwise similar; the methanesulfonate is used orally.
Entry Term(s)
Colimycin
Colisticin
Colistin Sulfate
Coly-Mycin
Polymyxin E
Totazina
Pharm Action
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Registry Number
Z67X93HJG1
Related Numbers
1066-17-7
WP15DXU577
CAS Type 1 Name
Colistin
NLM Classification #
QV 350
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/05/10
Colistin Preferred
Coly-Mycin Narrower
Totazina Narrower
Colistin Sulfate Narrower
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