Definition of Penicillin v

1. Noun. A crystalline penicillin similar in action to penicillin G but more resistant to the action of gastric acids.

Exact synonyms: Phenoxymethyl Penicillin
Generic synonyms: Penicillin
Specialized synonyms: Ledercillin Vk, Penicillin V Potassium

Definition of Penicillin v

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

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Medical Definition of Penicillin v

1. (2s-(2 alpha,5 alpha,6 beta)-3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-6-((phenoxyacetyl)amino)-4-thia-1- azabicyclo(3.2.0)heptane-2-carboxylic acid. A broad-spectrum penicillin antibiotic used orally in the treatment of mild to moderate infections by susceptible gram-positive organisms. Pharmacological action: penicillins. Chemical name: 4-Thia-1-azabicyclo(3.2.0)heptane-2-carboxylic acid, 3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-6-((phenoxyacetyl)amino)-, (2S-(2alpha,5alpha,6beta))- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penicillin V

penicillin G benzathine
penicillin G hydrabamine
penicillin G procaine
penicillin G sodium
penicillin N
penicillin O
penicillin V
penicillin V benzathine
penicillin V hydrabamine
penicillin amidase
penicillin penicillium
penicillin phenoxymethyl
penicillin resistance
penicillin v (current term)
penicillinase-resistant antibiotic
penicillium chrysogenum
penicilloic acid
penicilloyl polylysine

Literary usage of Penicillin v

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1. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Treatment of respiratory, urogenital, skin, and soft tissue infections and septicemia caused by pathogens susceptible to penicillin V potassium . ..."

2. Guidelines for the Treatment, Investigation, and Control of Animal Bites (1993)
"ANTIBIOTICS FOR HIGH-RISK OR INFECTED BIXE WOUNDS ADULT DOSE PEDIATRIC DOSE OUTPATIENTS Dicloxacillin Cephalexin Erythromycin penicillin v 500 mg, po, ..."

3. Bioremediation: The Tokyo '94 Workshop by OECD Staff, Tokyo '94 Workshop (1994), OECD (1995)
"In commercial processes, it is mainly penicillin G and penicillin V that are produced by mutants of the micro-organism Penicillium chrysogenum. ..."

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