Definition of Penicillins

1. Noun. (plural of penicillin) ¹



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Definition of Penicillins

1. penicillin [n] - See also: penicillin

Medical Definition of Penicillins

1. A group of antibiotics that contain 6-aminopenicillanic acid with a side chain attached to the 6-amino group. The penicillin nucleus is the chief structural requirement for biological activity. A change in the nucleus will lead to a decrease in anti-bacterial activity. The side-chain structure determines many of the antibacterial and pharmacological characteristics. (goodman and gilman's the pharmacological basis of therapeutics, 8th ed, p1065) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penicillins

penicillin N
penicillin O
penicillin V
penicillin V benzathine
penicillin V hydrabamine
penicillin amidase
penicillin penicillium
penicillin phenoxymethyl
penicillin resistance
penicillin v
penicillinase
penicillinase-resistant antibiotic
penicillinases
penicillinate
penicillins (current term)
penicilliosis
penicillium
penicillium chrysogenum
penicilliums
penicilloic acid
penicilloyl polylysine
penicillus
penicils
penicin
peniculina
penicullate
penicylinder
penicylinders
penie

Literary usage of Penicillins

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Apart from the low inoculum and 20 ^g. per ml. of the penicillins, ampicillin showed a slightly slower rate of kill, 4 to 6 hours, ..."

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