HyperDic: penicillinase-resistant_antibiotic

English > 1 sense of the expression penicillinase-resistant antibiotic:
NOUNartifactpenicillinase-resistant antibiotica form of penicillin that is not rendered inactive by penicillinase
English > penicillinase-resistant antibiotic: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA form of penicillin that is not rendered inactive by penicillinase.
Narrowernafcillin, NafcilA penicillinase-resistant form of penicillin (trade name Nafcil) used (usually in the form of its sodium salt) to treat infections caused by penicillin-resistant strains of staphylococci
oxacillinA form of penicillin resistant to penicillinase and effective against penicillin-resistant staphylococci
BroaderpenicillinAny of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases

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