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methicillin sodium

Pronunciation: meth'i-sil'in so'de-um

Definition: A semisynthetic penicillin salt for parenteral administration; restriction of its use to infections caused by penicillin G-resistant staphylococci is recommended; it is less effective than penicillin G in infections caused by hemolytic streptococci, pneumococci, gonococci, and penicillin G-sensitive staphylococci.

Synonym(s): sodium methicillin

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