Definition of Penicillin G

1. Noun. The penicillin that constitutes the principal component of many commercial antibiotics.

Exact synonyms: Benzylpenicillin
Generic synonyms: Penicillin

Definition of Penicillin G

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) An alternative name for benzylpenicillin. ¹

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Medical Definition of Penicillin G

1. (2s-(2 alpha,5 alpha,6 beta))-3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-6-((phenylacetyl)amino)-4-thia-1-azabicyclo(3.2.0)heptane-2-carboxylic acid. A penicillin derivative commonly used in the form of its sodium or potassium salts in the treatment of a variety of infections. It is effective against most gram-positive bacteria and against gram-negative cocci. It has also been used as an experimental convulsant because of its actions on gaba mediated synaptic transmission. Pharmacological action: convulsants, gaba modulators, penicillins. Chemical name: 4-Thia-1-azabicyclo(3.2.0)heptane-2-carboxylic acid, 3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-6-((phenylacetyl)amino)- (2S-(2alpha,5alpha,6beta))- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penicillin G

penicillanic acid
penicillic acid
penicillin-resistant bacteria
penicillin B
penicillin F
penicillin G (current term)
penicillin G benzathine
penicillin G hydrabamine
penicillin G potassium
penicillin G procaine
penicillin G sodium
penicillin N
penicillin O
penicillin V
penicillin V benzathine
penicillin V hydrabamine
penicillin V potassium
penicillin amidase
penicillin penicillium
penicillin phenoxymethyl

Literary usage of Penicillin G

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... and penicillin G. Of the strains tested with discs and tablets, those giving zones with the high level of each penicillin, but not with the low level ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Each milliliter of aqueous suspension contains penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine, each equivalent to 150000 units of penicillin G. ..."

3. Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Substance Abusers: A Treatment by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Recommended treatment regimen for late latent syphilis Recommended regimen: • Benzathine penicillin G: 2.4 million units IM (1.2 mu in each buttock) given ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... containing 100000 units of procaine penicillin G in boxes of 12 and 100. ... PS Tubes containing 100000 units of procaine penicillin G and units ..."

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