TITLE

lactamase

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p455
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition for the term "lactamase" is presented. It refers to penicillinase or beta-lactamase, an enzyme produced by the Staphylococcus bacteria. It relates the role of the enzyme in protecting the Staphylococcus bacteria against antibiotic drugs of the penicillin and cephalosporin groups.
ACCESSION #
43998715

 

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