tazobactam(redirected from Tazobactam sodium)
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a β-lactamase inhibitor having antibacterial actions and uses similar to those of sulbactam; used as the sodium salt.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A compound, C10H12N4O5S, that inhibits action of the enzyme beta-lactamase, thus counteracting bacterial resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics. It is used in its sodium form in combination with piperacillin to treat infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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tazobactamA beta-lactamase inhibitor penicillin antibiotic. A brand name is Tazocin.
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