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

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“Antistaphylococcal.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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