Cloxacillin meaning

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A semisynthetic antibiotic, C19 H18 ClN3 O5 S, used in the form of its sodium salt to treat infections caused by staphylococci, streptococci, or pneumococci.
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A semisynthetic penicillin, C19 H18 ClN3 O5 S, that is resistant to penicillinase, used in the form of its sodium salt primarily to treat infections caused by penicillinase-producing staphylococcus bacteria.
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A semisynthetic antibiotic in the same class as penicillin.
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Origin of cloxacillin

  • c(h)l(oro)– ox(o)– a(zo)– (peni)cillin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition