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carbenicillin

[ kahr-ben-uh-sil-in ]
/ ˌkɑr bɛn əˈsɪl ɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
a semisynthetic penicillin, C17H16N2Na2O6S, used against certain bacteria, especially those involved in urinary tract infections.
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Origin of carbenicillin

First recorded in 1965–70; carb- + (p)enicillin
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Medical definitions for carbenicillin

carbenicillin
[ kär-bĕn′ĭ-sĭlĭn ]

n.
A semisynthetic derivative of penicillin that is effective in the treatment of infections caused by certain susceptible strains of gram-negative bacteria.
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