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Pronunciation: sul-bak'tam

Definition: A ß-lactamase inhibitor with weak antibacterial action; when used in conjunction with penicillins (ampicillin) with little ß-lactamase-inhibiting action, it greatly increases their effectiveness against organisms that would ordinarily not be susceptible.

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