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antistaphylococcal

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adjective an·ti·staph·y·lo·coc·cal \-ˌstaf-(ə-)lō-ˈkäk-əl\
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anti–staphylococcal

Medical Definition of antistaphylococcal

  1. :  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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