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A class of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are structurally and pharmacologically related to the penicillins and cephalosporins.


(bā′tə-lăk′təm, bē′-)
1. A lactam composed of a four-membered ring, formed by intramolecular condensation of an amino acid in which the amino group is located at the beta position, or any compound containing this group.
2. A beta-lactam antibiotic.


(bā'tă lak'tam)
Class of broad-spectrum antibiotics structurally and pharmacologically related to penicillins and cephalosporins.
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It results from alterations in penicillin-binding proteins, with the degree of resistance dependent on the particular proteins affected and the binding affinity of the betalactam agent used.
Both nafcillin and cefazolin are considered first-line options for for therapy for most MSSA infections, and recent studies suggest that the two betalactam antibiotics have similar efficacy, Dr.
It is worth recalling that Hospira signed a $400 million deal to buy the injectables formulations division of India's Orchid Pharma in 2009 and followed it up with the acquisition of a modern betalactam APIs plant and an associated R&D center for another $200 million three years later.
Flavone markedly affects phenotypic expression of betalactam resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated clinically.
However, in patients with comorbidities (chronic heart, lung, liver, or kidney disease, diabetes, alcoholism, malignancy, or asplenia), or in patients whom have undergone antibiotic treatment within the previous three months, a respiratory fluoroquinolone or betalactam antibiotic should be added to the standard macrolide regimen.
Two tenders for conducting the required works to (a) link the Ultra Clean Area at the Betalactam factory to the ampoules area at the non betalactam area under the BMS system, also (b) supply, erection and commissioning of a water cooled air compressor to feed all production divisions with (compressed) air.
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is defined as any strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to betalactam antibiotics, including the penicillins and cephalosporins (Livermore 2000).
Patients being treated as inpatients (non-ICU) should receive a respiratory fluoroquinolone or betalactam (cefotaxime, ceftriaxone or ampicillin) plus a macrolide.
In 2001, the company set up a unit for producing Betalactam products.
Orchid is among the largest generic betalactam antibiotics manufacturers globally.