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methicillin

 [meth″ĭ-sil´in]
a semisynthetic penicillin that is highly resistant to inactivation by penicillinase; its sodium salt is used parenterally as an antibacterial.

methicillin

/meth·i·cil·lin/ (meth″ĭ-sil´in) a semisynthetic penicillin highly resistant to inactivation by penicillinase; used as the sodium salt.

methicillin

(mĕth′ĭ-sĭl′ĭn)
n.
A semisynthetic penicillin, C17H20N2O6S, formerly used in the form of its sodium salt to treat infections caused by penicillinase-producing staphylococci.

methicillin

a semisynthetic penicillin which is highly resistant to inactivation by penicillinase; its sodium salt is used parenterally.

Patient discussion about methicillin

Q. My father was hospitalized for pneumonia. The doctors said they are afraid of HA-MRSA. Why is it so scary? My father was hospitalized for pneumonia last week. The doctors wanted to discharge him as quick as possible because they said that they are afraid of Hospital Acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA). Why is it so scary?

A. Hospital Acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of sepsis and death due to the fact that are very limited antibiotics that kill it.
Because of this it is the nightmare of doctors.
This bacteria is very durable and is very common in hospitals, and because of it, its always better to be at the hospital the minimum time needed.

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There is no direct relationship of the methicillin resistance profile with greater or lesser ability to produce biofilm by the strains.
In this study, the rate of resistance to methicillin was tested by the method of Diffusion Agar with the Cefoxitin disc (30 pg).
Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections: Risk Factors, Outcomes, and the Influence of Methicillin Resistance in Calgary, Canada, 2000-2006.
Nosocomial infections in Saudi Arabia caused by Methicillin Resistance S.
aureus strains were subsequently tested for methicillin resistance based on Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method using cefoxitin discs (30[micro]g).
Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin (MRSA) is a major human pathogen in the world.
aureus among 204 clinical staff from different areas of Shahrekord city, Iran, reported that phenotypically, 23 cases (44%) of the isolates and genotypically (MecA), 27 cases (52%) of the isolates were resistant to methicillin.

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