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pen·i·cil·lin

 (pĕn′ĭ-sĭl′ĭn)
n.
1. An antibiotic drug obtained from molds especially of the genus Penicillium or produced synthetically, available in various preparations and usually used to treat infections caused by gram-positive bacteria.
2. Any of a group of broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs, synthetic or semisynthetic, that are derived from penicillin.

penicillin

(ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) any of a group of antibiotics with powerful bactericidal action, used to treat many types of infections, including pneumonia, gonorrhoea, and infections caused by streptococci and staphylococci: originally obtained from the fungus Penicillium, esp P. notatum. Formula: R-C9H11N2O4S where R is one of several side chains
[C20: from penicillium]

pen•i•cil•lin

(ˌpɛn əˈsɪl ɪn)

n.
any of several antibiotics produced naturally or semisynthetically from molds of the genus Penicillium, widely used to prevent and treat bacterial infection and other diseases.
[1929]

pen·i·cil·lin

(pĕn′ĭ-sĭl′ĭn)
Any of a group of antibiotics obtained from penicillium molds, used to treat or prevent infections caused by a wide variety of bacteria.
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Noun1.penicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseasespenicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
amoxicillin, Amoxil, Augmentin, Larotid, Polymox, Trimox - an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections
ampicillin, Polycillin, Principen, SK-Ampicillin - semisynthetic penicillin (trade names Principen and Polycillin and SK-Ampicillin)
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
Fulvicin, griseofulvin - a kind of penicillin (a fungicidal antibiotic with the trade name Fulvicin) produced by molds of the genus Penicillium
methicillin - antibiotic drug of the penicillin family used in the treatment of certain staphylococcal infections
penicillinase-resistant antibiotic - a form of penicillin that is not rendered inactive by penicillinase
penicillin F - the first form of penicillin that was isolated in Great Britain
benzylpenicillin, penicillin G - the penicillin that constitutes the principal component of many commercial antibiotics
penicillin O - a penicillin that is similar in antibiotic action to penicillin G but is obtained differently
penicillin V, phenoxymethyl penicillin - a crystalline penicillin similar in action to penicillin G but more resistant to the action of gastric acids
piperacillin, Pipracil - a synthetic type of penicillin antibiotic (trade name Pipracil) used for moderate to severe infections
Translations
بِنْسلينبِنْسِلِين
penicilinpenicilín
penicillin
penisilliini
penicilin
penicillin
pensillín
ペニシリン
페니실린
penicilinas
penicilīna-penicilīns
penicilínpenicilínový
penicillin
เพนนิซิลิน
thuốc penicillin

penicillin

[ˌpenɪˈsɪlɪn] Npenicilina f

penicillin

[ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪn] npénicilline f penicillin tabletpenicillin tablet ncomprimé m de pénicilline

penicillin

nPenizillin nt

penicillin

[ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪn] npenicillina

penicillin

(peniˈsilin) noun
a kind of antibiotic medicine which kills many harmful bacteria. The doctor gave her penicillin; (also adjective) penicillin injections.

penicillin

بِنْسِلِين penicilin penicillin Penizillin πενικιλίνη penicilina penisilliini pénicilline penicilin penicillina ペニシリン 페니실린 penicilline penicillin penicylina penicilina пенициллин penicillin เพนนิซิลิน penisilin thuốc penicillin 青霉素

pen·i·cil·lin

n. penicilina, antibiótico que se obtiene directa o indirectamente de un grupo de cultivos del hongo de la especie Penicillium.

penicillin

n penicilina
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The role penicillin allergies play in the treatment of patients, contribute to antibiotic misuse and the increase in cost of care were some of the major points raised.
The son of Mr and Mrs Bax, who declined to be identified, said: "The penicillin was often shown to family and friends.
penicillin and amoxicillin); whereas the presence of mecA expands resistance to also include flucloxacillin, [beta]-lactamase inhibitor combinations (e.
And when adults ate a high-fat diet, those that got penicillin as babies became obese: Female mice nearly doubled their fat mass.
They analyzed data from Danish national databases from 1997 through 2010 to conduct two comparisons: one of 1,102,050 episodes of azithromycin use, compared with the same number of matched patients on no antibiotics; and a comparison of 1,102,419 episodes of azithromycin use and 7,364,292 episodes of penicillin V use.
Current dosing guidelines for penicillin are provided by the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) and are mainly based on age bands.
The diagnosis of penicillin allergy is based on a comprehensive history which includes details of the symptoms and signs and their timing and duration in relation to exposure to and discontinuation of the drug.
The objective of the present study was to determine the effect of pre-treatment of bagasse with cellulase enzyme, different concentration of bagasse, different carbon sources, fermentation time and temperature on penicillin production in SSF using Penicillium chrysogenum.
The hospital interventions aimed at improving adherence to the guidelines included provider education through a resident research day, staff meetings, and grand rounds, as well as a change in lab requisition forms that required providers to mark a patient as penicillin allergic, thus prompting the lab to perform sensitivity testing.
Dr Asim Iqbal said when he spoke to Mr Singh, both in English and Punjabi, the patient told him he was not allergic to penicillin.
The study was based on skin testing of 150 patients, all of whom said they had a penicillin allergy and 137 who tested negative for the allergy.
Antibiotics employed included penicillin and ampicillin.