Sulbactam meaning

sŭl-băk tăm
A compound, C8 H11 NO5 S, that inhibits action of the enzyme beta-lactamase, thus counteracting bacterial resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics. It is used in its sodium form in combination with antibiotics such as amoxicillin to treat infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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(biochemistry) A compound given in combination with beta-lactam antibiotics to inhibit beta-lactamase.
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