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Descriptor English: Carbapenems
Descriptor Spanish: Carbapenémicos
Descriptor Portuguese: Carbapenêmicos
Descriptor French: Carbapénèmes
Entry term(s): Antibiotics, Carbapenem
Carbapenem
Carbapenem Antibiotics
Tree number(s): D02.065.589.099.124
D03.633.100.300.124
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015780
Scope note: A group of beta-lactam antibiotics in which the sulfur atom in the thiazolidine ring of the penicillin molecule is replaced by a carbon atom. THIENAMYCINS are a subgroup of carbapenems which have a sulfur atom as the first constituent of the side chain.
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
Previous Indexing: Antibiotics (1966-1982)
Antibiotics, Lactam (1983-1989)
Public MeSH Note: 90
History Note: 90
DeCS ID: 24550
Unique ID: D015780
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Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/05/25
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Carbapenems - Preferred
Concept UI M0024174
Scope note A group of beta-lactam antibiotics in which the sulfur atom in the thiazolidine ring of the penicillin molecule is replaced by a carbon atom. THIENAMYCINS are a subgroup of carbapenems which have a sulfur atom as the first constituent of the side chain.
Preferred term Carbapenems
Entry term(s) Antibiotics, Carbapenem
Carbapenem
Carbapenem Antibiotics



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