phenethicillin potassium

phenethicillin potassium
A penicillin preparation that is stable in gastric acid and is rapidly but only partially absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. SYN: α-phenoxyethylpenicillin potassium, penicillin B.

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  • phenethicillin — phe·neth·i·cil·lin fi .neth ə sil ən n a semisynthetic penicillin administered orally in the form of its potassium salt C17H19KN2O5S and used esp. in the treatment of less severe infections caused by bacteria that do not produce beta lactamase …   Medical dictionary

  • phenethicillin — fə̇¦nethə¦silə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: phen + eth + penicillin : a semisynthetic penicillin C17H20N2O5S administered orally in the form of its potassium salt and used especially in the treatment of less severe infections caused by bacteria that do …   Useful english dictionary

  • α-phenoxyethylpenicillin potassium — SYN: phenethicillin potassium …   Medical dictionary

  • Penicillin — Historically, the most famous of all antibiotics, named for the fungal mould Penicillium notatum from which it is derived. Penicillin acts by destroying the cell wall in those bacteria that are sensitive have been developed (not resistant) to its …   Medical dictionary

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