Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A semisynthetic penicillin effective against penicillin-resistant infections, especially those of staphylococci.

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  • noun A narrow-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic related to penicillin

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  • noun a form of penicillin resistant to penicillinase and effective against penicillin-resistant staphylococci

Etymologies

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

[ox(o)– + a(zole) + (peni)cillin.]

Examples

  • Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) occurs when the bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic, methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin, making it more difficult to treat.

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  • MRSA is resistant to certain antibiotics, including methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin.

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  • Beta-lactam antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin.

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  • The NDA dossier includes data from more than 2,100 individuals and in vitro activity data on oritavancin against more than 9,000 clinical bacterial isolates, including a broad range of gram-positive strains resistant to commonly used antibiotics such as oxacillin, methicillin, vancomycin, daptomycin, and linezolid.

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  • In addition to methicillin, which has passed out of common use, the semi-synthetics include oxacillin used in laboratories to test for methicillin resistance, nafcillin, cloxacillin, dicloxacillin, and flucloxacillin.

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  • In addition to methicillin, which has passed out of common use, the semi-synthetics include oxacillin used in laboratories to test for methicillin resistance, nafcillin, cloxacillin, dicloxacillin, and flucloxacillin.

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  • In addition to methicillin, which has passed out of common use, the semi-synthetics include oxacillin used in laboratories to test for methicillin resistance, nafcillin, cloxacillin, dicloxacillin, and flucloxacillin.

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  • Methicillin is a successor to and subset of penicillin but as it is toxic to humans and unstable compared to oxacillin, then the latter is the more preferred treatment.

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  • Methicillin is a successor to and subset of penicillin but as it is toxic to humans and unstable compared to oxacillin, then the latter is the more preferred treatment.

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  • - Cloxacillin, oxacillin and dicloxacillin are equivalent products: same indications and same doses, except for dicloxacillin (25 mg/kg/day).

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