antistaphylococcal

adjective
an·​ti·​staph·​y·​lo·​coc·​cal | \ -ˌstaf-(ə-)lō-ˈkäk-əl How to pronounce antistaphylococcal (audio) \
variants: also anti-staphylococcal

Medical Definition of antistaphylococcal

: destroying or inhibiting staphylococci Until recently, antistaphylococcal penicillins such as oxacillin or nafcillin were considered drugs of choice, but if MRSA prevalence is greater than 30%, vancomycin … is the agent of choice.— Robert C. Moellering Jr., The Journal of the American Medical Association, 2 Jan. 2008

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“Antistaphylococcal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/antistaphylococcal. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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