nafcillin

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naf·cil·lin

 (năf′sĭl′ĭn)
n.
A semisynthetic penicillin, C21H22N2O5S, that is resistant to penicillinase, used in the form of its sodium salt primarily to treat infections caused by penicillinase-producing staphylococcus bacteria.

[naf- (shortening and alteration of naphthalene) + (peni)cillin.]
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Noun1.nafcillin - a penicillinase-resistant form of penicillin (trade name Nafcil) used (usually in the form of its sodium salt) to treat infections caused by penicillin-resistant strains of staphylococci
penicillinase-resistant antibiotic - a form of penicillin that is not rendered inactive by penicillinase
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nafcillin

n nafcilina
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