Definition of Lactams

1. Noun. (plural of lactam) ¹



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Definition of Lactams

1. lactam [n] - See also: lactam

Medical Definition of Lactams

1. Cyclic amides formed from aminocarboxy acids by the elimination of water. They are isomeric with lactims, which are enol forms of lactams. Pharmacological action: antibiotics, lactam. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lactams

lactacidemia
lactacidosis
lactacystin
lactage
lactagogue
lactalbumin
lactalbumins
lactaldehyde
lactam
lactamase
lactamases
lactamic
lactamic acid
lactamide
lactamides
lactams (current term)
lactard
lactarene
lactarian
lactarians
lactaries
lactary
lactase
lactase deficiency
lactase restriction
lactases
lactate
lactate-2-sulfate sulfatase
lactate 2-mono-oxygenase
lactate dehydratase

Literary usage of Lactams

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1. Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds; Or, Organic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1885)
"With the lactams the hydrogen of the NH-group, ... The ethers of the lactams (in which the alkyl is attached to nitrogen) are very stable, ..."

2. Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds: Or, Organic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1891)
"... lactams (inner amides) are produced, in the latter the ... The ethers of the lactams (in which the alkyl is attached to nitrogen) are very stable, ..."

3. Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds: Or, Organic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1891)
"The oxygen may be taken from the hydroxyl or from the CO-group of carboxyl ; in the first instance so-called lactams (inner amides) are produced, ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The mass spectra of the trans- and ns-0-lactams gave the expected parent ion ... Attempts to pyrolyze the |8-lactams to the corresponding stilbenes were not ..."

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