imipenem


im·i·pen·em

noun \ˌim-ə-ˈpen-əm\

Definition of IMIPENEM

: a semisynthetic beta-lactam C12H17N3O4S·H2O that is derived from an antibiotic produced by a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. cattleya) and is effective against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria

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