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Descriptor in English: Penicillins
Descriptor in Spanish: Penicilinas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Penicilinas
Descriptor in French: Pénicillines
Entry term(s): Antibiotics, Penicillin
Penicillin
Penicillin Antibiotics
Tree number(s): D02.065.589.099.750
D02.886.108.750
D03.633.100.300.750
Scope note: A group of antibiotics that contain 6-aminopenicillanic acid with a side chain attached to the 6-amino group. The penicillin nucleus is the chief structural requirement for biological activity. The side-chain structure determines many of the antibacterial and pharmacological characteristics. (Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p1065)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Online Note: use PENICILLINS to search PENICILLIN 1966-74 & HETACILLIN 1974-84
History Note: 75; was PENICILLIN 1963-74; /adv eff-pois-tox was PENICILLIN TOXICOLOGY 1963-65; HETACILLIN was heading 1974-84
DeCS UI: 10600
Descriptor UI: D010406
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/31
Penicillins - Preferred
Concept UI M0016152
Scope note A group of antibiotics that contain 6-aminopenicillanic acid with a side chain attached to the 6-amino group. The penicillin nucleus is the chief structural requirement for biological activity. The side-chain structure determines many of the antibacterial and pharmacological characteristics. (Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p1065)
Preferred term Penicillins
Entry term(s) Antibiotics, Penicillin
Penicillin Antibiotics
Penicillin - Narrower
Concept UI M0016153
Preferred term Penicillin



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