penicillin G


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penicillin G

n.
The most common component of most penicillin preparations, used usually in the form of its stable salts, and injected to treat infections caused primarily by gram-positive bacteria. Also called benzylpenicillin.
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Noun1.penicillin G - the penicillin that constitutes the principal component of many commercial antibiotics
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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Even among Thai allergists themselves, penicillin skin test is mainly performed by using penicillin G alone and the use of penicilloyl-polylysine and minor determinant mixture is mostly limited for research purposes.
Examples include penicillin G, nafcillin, and piperacillin, which are more likely to be utilized in the inpatient setting.
For patients unlikely to complete the full 10-day course of oral antibiotic therapy, an intramuscular injection of benzathine penicillin G is preferred.
(1) More severe infections should be treated with 4 to 6 weeks of parenteral penicillin G followed by 6 to 12 months of oral penicillin V.
Intravenous penicillin G remains in short supply nationwide and may not be widely available again until late 2000.
Marsam Pharmaceuticals is a major manufacturer of penicillin G (potassium and sodium) in finished product vials in the United States.
Treatment consists of penicillin (oral drug for 10 days; or single intramuscular injection of penicillin G).
Cross-allergenicity of penicillin G and related substances.
The testing was done with skin prick tests using penicillin ma jot determinant and two minor determinants, penicillin G and penicillin A, and negative skin prick tests were followed with an intradermal test.