Medical Definition of Clavulanic acids

1. Acids, salts, and derivatives of clavulanic acid (c8h9o5n). They consist of those beta-lactam compounds that differ from penicillin in having the sulfur of the thiazolidine ring replaced by an oxygen. They have limited antibacterial action, but block bacterial beta-lactamase irreversibly, so that similar antibiotics are not broken down by the bacterial enzymes and therefore can exert their antibacterial effects. Pharmacological action: antibiotics, lactam, enzyme inhibitors. (12 Dec 1998)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Clavulanic Acids

clavies
claviform
claviger
clavigerous
clavigers
clavinet
clavinets
clavipectoral fascia
clavis
clavula
clavulae
clavulanate
clavulanates
clavulanic
clavulanic acid
clavulanic acids (current term)
clavulas
clavule
clavules
clavus hystericus
clavy
claw back
claw hammer
claw hammers
claw hatchet
claw off
claw ring
clawback

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