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antistaphylococcal

adjective an·ti·staph·y·lo·coc·cal \ -ˌstaf-(ə-)lō-ˈkäk-əl \
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 Association2 Jan. 2008

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