Definitions for aztreonam

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word aztreonam

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. aztreonam, Azactam(noun)

    an antibiotic (trade name Azactam) used against severe infections; has minimal side effects

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. aztreonam(Noun)

    A synthetic monobactam originally isolated from Chromobacterium violaceum, similar in action to penicillin.

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Aztreonam

    Aztreonam is a synthetic monocyclic beta-lactam antibiotic, with the nucleus based on a simpler monobactam isolated from Chromobacterium violaceum. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1986. It is resistant to some beta-lactamases, but is inactivated by extended-spectrum beta-lactamases.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Aztreonam

    A monocyclic beta-lactam antibiotic originally isolated from Chromobacterium violaceum. It is resistant to beta-lactamases and is used in gram-negative infections, especially of the meninges, bladder, and kidneys. It may cause a superinfection with gram-positive organisms.


Find a translation for the aztreonam definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these aztreonam definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"aztreonam." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for aztreonam? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for aztreonam:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.