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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.

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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]
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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]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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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
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penicillin

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

nPenizillin nt
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penicillin

[ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪn] npenicillina
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penicillin

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

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

n penicilina
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References in periodicals archive ?
You might be surprised to see an antibiotic at the top of my list; however, Bicillin is the primary therapy I have used and seen tremendous benefit in the Lyme brain symptoms.
(151.) The Board found Burrascano's conduct negligent in two instances: (1) when he diagnosed ehrlichiosis in a patient without sufficient support and (2) for prescribing antibiotics to treat Lyme after the patient had experienced seizures, allegedly induced by one prescribed antibiotic, Bicillin. Id.
Bicillin L-A is recommended for treating syphilis and upper respiratory tract infections caused by susceptible streptococci (2).
and the Food and Drug Administration are warning physicians about the inappropriate use of Bicillin C-R (penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injectable suspension) for the treatment of syphilis.
But if a patient has syphilis that is penicillin resistant and you don't think the patient will be able to take tetracycline or erythromycin for 2 weeks on their own, a single 2-g oral dose of azithromycin has been reported to be just as effective as a single intramuscular injection of 2.4 million units of Bicillin for primary or secondary syphilis in HIV-negative patients.
When the hospital administered penicillin and bicillin, he suffered severe spasms and cardiorespiratory arrest.
Because the care provided by managed care organizations usually includes medications, they can (and some now do) use their computer databases to determine which patients receive immunizations and mammograms, and who fills and refills their prescriptions.[8] Noncompliance may result in a note from the physician's office, and some organizations already use "telephone naggers" who phone often to ensure that patients are taking their medications.[9] In other cases, managed care organizations might bypass the problem by administering treatments that do not require compliance at all--as with a one-time (but painful) injection of bicillin, instead of oral antibiotics, for a sexually transmitted disease.
For example, using Bicillin once a week with no cyst buster will never cure you of Lyme disease, because it does not remove cysts.
Drug Routes and their Routes of Administration Drugs given by a specific route Route Daunorubicin (Cerubidine[R]) IV Enoxaparin (Lovenox[R]) SC Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera[R]) IM Penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine IM (Bicillin CR[R]) Vancomycin (Vancocin[R]) IV Drugs given by more than one route Routes Epinephrine (Adrenalin[R]) IM/IV/SC Naloxone (Narcan[R]) IM/IV/SC Cyanocobalamin IM/SC Source: Adapted from Aventis Pharmaceuticals, 2004; ISMP, 1999; Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, 2004; Simons, Gu, & Simons, 2001; Trissel, 2005.