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A semisynthetic penicillin, C17H20N2O6S, formerly used in the form of its sodium salt to treat infections caused by penicillinase-producing staphylococci.

[Blend of methoxy- (meth- + oxy-) and penicillin.]
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(Pharmacology) a semisynthetic penicillin used to treat various infections
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Noun1.methicillin - antibiotic drug of the penicillin family used in the treatment of certain staphylococcal infectionsmethicillin - antibiotic drug of the penicillin family used in the treatment of certain staphylococcal infections
penicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
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n meticilina
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References in periodicals archive ?
Keywords: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, oxacillin, cefoxitin, PCR.
Control of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care centre: A five year study.
Prevalence of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a teaching hospital in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.
Correlation between genotype and phenotypic categorization of Staphylococci based on methicillin susceptibility and resistance.
Phenotypical classification of the isolates--All isolates exhibiting susceptibility to methicillin were classified as methicillin-susceptible S.
For staphylococci, 2 PBP 2a-encoding genes, mecA and mecC, including several allotypes, have been described as chromosomally located genetic bases for phenotypic methicillin resistance (10-14).
Methicillin resistance in staphylococci results from the recombinase-mediated insertion of the staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec), the mobile genetic element that carries mecA and various antibiotic resistance genes.
aureus resistance against clindamycin, ciprofloxacin and methicillin between HA and CA.
aureus isolates, classified as MRSA if found resistant to cefoxitin, methicillin, or oxacillin and as methicillin susceptible if susceptible to those antimicrobials.
Methicillin, the first synthetic penicillin, was used in 1961 for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infections.

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