Staphcillin

Staphcillin

a trademark for an antibacterial (methicillin sodium).

Staphcillin,

n.pr See methicillin.
S. albus
n a species of bacteria of low pathogenicity, although occasional strains may be coagulase positive and produce hemolysis. Normally present as part of the oral flora and in mucosa-lined cavities such as the oral cavity and nasal cavity. May be isolated, along with
S. aureus, streptococci, pneumococci, fusiform bacilli,
B. vincentii, molds, and yeasts from the gingival crevices by cultural examination.
S. aureus
n a pathogenic variety capable of producing suppurative lesions; cultured colonies are golden yellow. Produces hemolysis on blood agar, is coagulase positive, and may be resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Has been isolated with other microorganisms such as
S. albus from the gingival crevice.
S. epidermidis
n a bacterium normally present on the skin and in the oral cavity that causes oral infection when allowed to grow unchecked. Symptoms include inflammation of the mandible and parotid glands.
S. pyogenes var. albus,
n See S. albus.
S. pyogenes var. aureus,
n See S. aureus.