Definition of oxacillin in English:


Line breaks: oxa|cil¦lin
Pronunciation: /ˌɒksəˈsɪlɪn


[mass noun] Medicine
  • An antibiotic drug made by chemical modification of penicillin and used to treat bacterial infections.
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    • Beta-lactam antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin.
    • A high proportion of these bacteria demonstrate resistance to multiple antibiotic medications, especially to methicillin and oxacillin.
    • Dicloxacillin, oxacillin, first-generation cephalosporins, or amoxicillin-clavulanate are also acceptable alternatives.


1960s: blend of oxazole and penicillin.

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