Oxford unit


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

Ox·ford u·nit

the minimum amount of penicillin that will prevent the growth of Staphylococcus aureus over an area 26 mm in diameter in a standard culture medium; 1 unit equals 0.6 mcg of crystalline sodium salt of penicillin.
Synonym(s): Florey unit

Florey,

Sir Howard W., Australian-English pathologist and Nobel laureate, 1898-1968.
Florey unit - 1 unit equals 0.6 mcg of crystalline sodium salt of penicillin. Synonym(s): Oxford unit

Ox·ford u·nit

(oksfŏrd yūnit)
Minimal amount of penicillin that will prevent growth of Staphylococcus aureus over an area 26 mm in diameter in a standard culture medium.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Today, against an Oxford unit coached by former Shrewsbury favourite Ian Atkins, Ratcliffe knows that the Shrews must radically improve their performance around their own penalty area if they are to start pulling clear of the Third Division's lower reaches.
Ambulance crews arriving at the middle school reported to the Oxford unit, where Charlton EMS Coordinator Terri Gough checked their paperwork.

Full browser ?