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a β-lactam antibiotic with a broad spectrum of activity against gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. Because it is metabolized in the kidneys, it is administered with the enzyme inhibitor cilastatin in order to decrease the amount of it that is degraded by an enzyme in the kidneys.
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 beta-lactam antibiotic derived from thienamycin with broad spectrum activity used, in combination with cilastin, to treat various infections. Classified as a carbapenem antibiotic.
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A beta-lactam antibiotic derived from thienamycin with broad spectrum activity used, in combination with cilastin, to treat various infections.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
imipenemAn ANTIBIOTIC enzyme inhibitor resistant to breakdown by most beta-lactamases. It is active against a wide range of bacteria. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name with cilastatin is Primaxin.
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A β-lactam antibiotic with broad spectrum activity used to treat various infections.
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