penicillin V

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penicillin V

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A semisynthetic penicillin that is stable even in high humidity, resists destruction by gastric juice, and is therefore effective when taken orally.
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Noun1.penicillin V - a crystalline penicillin similar in action to penicillin G but more resistant to the action of gastric acids
penicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
Ledercillin VK, penicillin V potassium - a form of penicillin V (trade name Ledercillin VK)
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The patient was given a diagnosis of erythema migrans, received phenoxymethylpenicillin (1 g, 3x/d for 10 days), and the rash disappeared.
For example, the recognized limitations of penicillin led to a wide array of penicillin analogs (ampicillin, phenoxymethylpenicillin, and so forth), and the more widely classified beta-lactam antibiotics (cephalosporin, monobactams, carbapenems) that retained the active pharmacaphore while addressing difficulties in administration and bacterial resistance.
Erythromycin and phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin V) in the treatment of respiratory tract infections as related to microbiological findings and serum C-reactive protein.