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Polymyxin B MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Polymyxin B
Tree Number(s)
D04.345.566.780.750
D10.477.750.750
D12.644.050.600.750
D12.644.066.500.600.750
D12.644.641.780.750
D12.776.543.695.054.600.750
Unique ID
D011112
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011112
Scope Note
A mixture of polymyxins B1 and B2, obtained from BACILLUS POLYMYXA strains. They are basic polypeptides of about eight amino acids and have cationic detergent action on cell membranes. Polymyxin B is used for treatment of infections with gram-negative bacteria, but may be neurotoxic and nephrotoxic.
Entry Term(s)
Aerosporin
Polymyxin B Sulfate
Pharm Action
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Registry Number
J2VZ07J96K
Related Numbers
1404-26-8
1405-20-5
19371312D4
CAS Type 1 Name
Polymyxin B
Public MeSH Note
1991; was see under POLYMYXINS 1978-90; was AEROSPORIN see under POLYMYXIN 1971-77, see POLYMYXIN 1963-70; AEROSPORIN was see POLYMYXIN B 1978-93
Online Note
use POLYMYXIN B to search AEROSPORIN 1975-93; use POLYMYXINS 1966-74
History Note
1991(1978); was see under POLYMYXINS 1978-90; was AEROSPORIN see under POLYMYXIN 1971-77, see POLYMYXIN 1963-70; AEROSPORIN was see POLYMYXIN B 1978-93
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/05/10
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