cilastatin

noun
ci·​la·​stat·​in | \ ˌsī-lə-ˈsta-tᵊn How to pronounce cilastatin (audio) \
variants: also cilastatin sodium

Medical Definition of cilastatin

: a drug C16H25N2O5SNa that is administered intravenously in combination with the antibiotic imipenem in order to increase its effectiveness by inhibiting enzymatic breakdown in the kidney Five days before admission, the patient was evaluated by an infectious-disease specialist and readmitted to the other hospital for intravenous administration of a three-day course of imipenem–cilastatin— Stephen I. Pelton et al., The New England Journal of Medicine Inclusion of cilastatin makes it possible to use imipenem against urinary tract infections.Chemical & Engineering News

Learn More About cilastatin

Dictionary Entries Near cilastatin

ciguatoxin

cilastatin

cilia

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Cilastatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cilastatin. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!