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Pronunciation: ă-mē′nō-pen-i-sil′inz

Definition: A class of penicillinlike antibiotics that contain an amine group chemically; includes ampicillin and amoxicillin; used to treat upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, meningitis, and Salmonella infections.

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