Medical Dictionary

clavulanic acid

noun clav·u·lan·ic acid \ˌklav-yə-ˌlan-ik-\

Medical Definition of CLAVULANIC ACID

:  a beta-lactam antibiotic C8H9NO5 produced by a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. clavuligerus) that is a beta-lactamase inhibitor and is usually used in the form of its clavulanate salt of potassium especially in combination with amoxicillin—see augmentin


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