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am·pi·cil·lin

 (ăm′pĭ-sĭl′ĭn)
n.
A broad-spectrum semisynthetic penicillin, C16H19N3O4S, that is used, often in the form of its sodium salt, to treat infections of the intestinal, urinary, and respiratory tracts.

ampicillin

(ˌæmpɪˈsɪlɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a semisynthetic penicillin used to treat various infections

am•pi•cil•lin

(ˌæm pəˈsɪl ɪn)

n.
a broad-spectrum semisynthetic penicillin, C16H19N3O4S, effective against certain susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
[1965–70; probably am(ino-benzyl)p(en)icillin, an alternate chemical name]
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Noun1.ampicillin - semisynthetic penicillin (trade names Principen and Polycillin and SK-Ampicillin)ampicillin - semisynthetic penicillin (trade names Principen and Polycillin and SK-Ampicillin)
penicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
Translations
ampicilin

am·pi·cil·lin

n. ampicilina, penicilina semisintética.

ampicillin

n ampicilina
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Intravenous ampicillin was restarted and levetiracetam treatment initiated.
saprophyticus by the Phoenix nitrocefin test and the BD-BBL chromogenic cefinase disk test methods, and to correlate those results with Phoenix penicillin MIC and ampicillin 2 [micro]g DD.
In the present work, hydrophobic PU and hydrophilic ampicillin are mixed together in the same solvent and electrospun into a fibrous scaffold.
The antibiotics selected for the study were ampicillin, carbenicillin (AG Scientific, San Diego), cefazolin (Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
The combination of ampicillin and gentamicin has been thought to be synergistic, although in vivo evidence of clinical benefit, compared to that of treatment with ampicillin alone, is lacking (3,6).
Although linezolid and daptomycin are sometimes used elsewhere to treat these infections, the hospital staff decided in 2000 to use intravenous ampicillin as the vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) UTI treatment of choice.
The objective of this experiment was to determine the relative effectiveness of the antibiotics ampicillin and kanamycin on Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Antibiotics employed included penicillin and ampicillin.
Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns were determined using following commercial antibiotic discs (Hi-media, Mumbai): chloramphenicol (30 [micro]g), nalidixic acid (30 [micro]g), ampicillin (10 [micro]g), co-trimoxazole (25 [micro]g), ciprofloxacin (5 [micro]g) and cefotaxime (30 [micro]g).
1) The results of a direct beta-lactamase test can provide a rapid means of detecting ampicillin and amoxicillin resistance (beta-lactamase positive = resistant; beta-lactamase negative = susceptible).
aureus samples showed multidrug resistance, meaning the sample withstood both cefaclor and either penicillin or ampicillin.
By challenging these bacterial cultures with some common antibiotics, such as ampicillin and ciprofloxacin, Walia's team found that about 95 percent of the colonies they tested were resistant to two or more antibiotics.