methicillin methicillin

Definition(s):

  • (n) antibiotic drug of the penicillin family used in the treatment of certain staphylococcal infections

Usage(s):

  • The same fate met penicillin's successors, erythromycin and methicillin; now it appears to be vancomycin's turn.

News

  1. Equine MRSA uncommon, transferable to humans

    NAMPA — Though it is uncommon, people handling horses can contract an equine strain of the staph infection Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Idaho Press-Tribune

  2. Knobbe Martens Helps Trius Therapeutics’ MRSA Treatment Obtain Accelerated Patent Approval

    Today, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, secured patent issuance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of Trius Therapeutics for an antibiotic combination that may be capable of treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus , one of the most dangerous forms of staph.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Research and Markets: Global Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Drugs Market 2012-2016

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Drugs M
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  • "One out of every 20 patients gets an infection in the hospital," McCaughey said. "Infections that have been nearly eradicated in some countries-such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)-are raging through hospitals in the...
    on Dec 8, 2005 By: BETSY MCCAUGHEY Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

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