Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An semisynthetic penicillin, C16H19N3O5S, having an antibacterial spectrum of action similar to that of ampicillin.

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  • n. A moderate-spectrum, bacteriolytic, β-lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible microorganisms, with formula C16H19N3O5S.

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  • n. an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections

Etymologies

am(ino) + (hydr)ox(y) + (pen)icillin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • In Denver more than half of ear infections are resistant to simple antibiotics such as amoxicillin, mainly because they are over-prescribed.

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  • This does not jive with AAP recommendations, which suggest reserving broader-spectrum antibiotics - such as amoxicillin-clavulanate and cephalosporins - for certain cases, such as people with very severe cases or those who have failed previous antibiotic therapy.

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  • However, if the doctor confirms that there is an active middle-ear infection, an antibiotic such as amoxicillin will usually be prescribed.

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