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Spectinomycin (marketed as the hydrochloride salt spectinomycin hydrochloride under the trade name Trobicin) is an aminocyclitol antibiotic produced by the bacterium Streptomyces spectabilis.
It binds to the 30S ribosomal subunit in invading bacteria and interrupts protein synthesis.
Side effects include itching, chills, stomach-ash, and red rash.
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