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Medical Term:

streptomycin units



  1. G unit: equals 1 g of the crystalline material or about 1,000,000 S units;
  2. L unit: equal to 1000 S units;
  3. S unit: the amount of streptomycin that will inhibit the growth of a standard strain of Escherichia coli in 1 mL of nutrient broth or other suitable medium.
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