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  1. tazobactam(Noun)

    A compound that inhibits the action of bacterial beta-lactamases, used in antibiotics.

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  1. Tazobactam

    Tazobactam is a compound that inhibits the action of bacterial β-lactamases. It is combined with the extended spectrum β-lactam antibiotic piperacillin in the drug piperacillin/tazobactam. It is one of the preferred antibiotic treatments for community-acquired pneumonia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It broadens the spectrum of piperacillin by making it effective against organisms that express β-lactamase and would normally degrade piperacillin. Tazobactam sodium is a derivative of the penicillin nucleus and is a penicillanic acid sulfone.


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