penicillin V


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to penicillin V: penicillin V potassium, amoxicillin

penicillin V

n.
A semisynthetic penicillin that is stable even in high humidity, resists destruction by gastric juice, and is therefore effective when taken orally.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.penicillin V - a crystalline penicillin similar in action to penicillin G but more resistant to the action of gastric acids
penicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
Ledercillin VK, penicillin V potassium - a form of penicillin V (trade name Ledercillin VK)
References in periodicals archive ?
The high yield penicillin V producing strain Penicillium chrysogenum was obtained SPIC pharmaceutical division, Cuddalore, India.
Extracted samples were centrifuged at 10, 000 rpm for 10 min at 4 [degrees]C and supernatant were analyzed for penicillin V production.
Therefore, the present study is aimed at investigating inhibitive and adsorptive properties of penicillin V potassium for the corrosion of mild steel in acidic medium.
SM HZS04 containing various concentrations of penicillin V potassium at 303 and 333K respectively.
Optimal treatment for rat-bite fever is penicillin G given intravenously for 7 to 10 days, followed by penicillin V taken orally for 7 days.
For minor infections, 2 months of oral penicillin V may be sufficient.
Full browser ?