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mon·o·bac·tam

(mon'ō-bak'tam),
A class of antibiotic that has a monocyclic β-lactam nucleus and is structurally different from other β-lactams; for example, aztreonam.

monobactam

/mon·o·bac·tam/ (-bak´tam)
1. a class of synthetic antibiotics with a cyclic beta-lactam nucleus.
2. a class of synthetic antibiotics having a monocyclic β nucleus.

mon·o·bac·tam

(mon'ō-bak'tam)
Antibiotic that has a monocyclic β-lactam nucleus and is structurally different from other β-lactams.

mon·o·bac·tam

(mon'ō-bak'tam)
Class of antibiotic with a monocyclic β-lactam nucleus: structurally different from other β-lactams.

monobactam

a group of monocyclic β-lactamase resistant antibiotics which includes aztreonam and carumonam sodium.
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Other [beta]-lactam antibiotics: [beta]-Lactamase inhibitors, carbapenems, and monobactams.
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Vancomycin and the beta-lactam antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins, monobactams and carbapenems) stop assembly of peptidoglycan in the bacterial cell wall (see figure 1).
Apart from [beta]-lactam susceptibility, the strains showed resistance to other classes of antimicrobial agents, such as fluoroquinolones, tetracyclines, and monobactams (aztreonam).
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For example, the recognized limitations of penicillin led to a wide array of penicillin analogs (ampicillin, phenoxymethylpenicillin, and so forth), and the more widely classified beta-lactam antibiotics (cephalosporin, monobactams, carbapenems) that retained the active pharmacaphore while addressing difficulties in administration and bacterial resistance.
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