Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p455
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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.


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