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Related to cloxacillin: Cloxacillin Sodium
a semisynthetic penicillin; its sodium salt is used in treating staphylococcal infections due to penicillinase-positive organisms.
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 semisynthetic penicillin, C19H18ClN3O5S, that is resistant to penicillinase, used in the form of its sodium salt primarily to treat infections caused by penicillinase-producing staphylococcus bacteria.
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cloxacillinInfectious disease A beta-lactam penicillin that is not hydrolyzed by staphylococcal penicillinases, ie most isolates of S aureus and some coagulase-negative staphylococci are susceptible to cloxacillin; it is also useful for streptococci
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
cloxacillinA semisynthetic penicillin antibiotic that resists the destructive penicillinase enzymes that some staphylococci produce. The drug also resists degradation by stomach acid and so can be taken by mouth. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name of a preparation combined with ampicillin is Ampiclox.
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