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an antibiotic (trade name Azactam) used against severe infections; has minimal side effects
A synthetic monobactam originally isolated from Chromobacterium violaceum, similar in action to penicillin.
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.
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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.
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