oxacillin

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Chemical structure of oxacillin
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Etymology[edit]

From (is)oxa(zole) +‎ -cillin (6-aminopenicillanic acid derivative).

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oxacillin (countable and uncountable, plural oxacillins)

  1. (pharmacology) A narrow-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic made by chemical modification of penicillin and administered in the form of its hydrated sodium salt C19H18N3NaO5S·H2O to treat infections caused by penicillin-resistant staphylococci.

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