beta-lactam antibiotic

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beta-lactam antibiotic

n.
Any of a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as the penicillins and the cephalosporins, that contain a beta-lactam ring.
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lacking of cell wall, target of betalactam antibiotics and vancomycin, the most common and appropriate medication for urogenital infections caused by mycoplasmas depends upon tetracyclines, macrolides, and quinolones (15,27).
MRSA resistance mechanisms include expression of altered penicillin-binding proteins, which have a reduced affinity for betalactam antibiotics. MRSA isolates may also be resistant to macrolides, aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, and clindamycin.
The emergence of resistance to betalactam antibiotics due to production of betalactamases in the past two decades has resulted in a major clinical crisis.
intermedius appears to be sensitive to betalactam antibiotics, though some cases of resistance have been reported [13].
Multiple resistance to betalactam antibiotics, azithromycin or moxifloxacin in implant associated bacteria.
Bados-Albiero et al., "Allergy to betalactam antibiotics in children: results of a 20-year study based on clinical history, skin and challenge tests," Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, vol.