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Substance Name: beta-Lactams
ID: D047090000

Note

  • Four-membered cyclic AMIDES, best known for the PENICILLINS based on a bicyclo-thiazolidine, as well as the CEPHALOSPORINS based on a bicyclo-thiazine, and including monocyclic MONOBACTAMS. The BETA-LACTAMASES hydrolyze the beta lactam ring, accounting for BETA-LACTAM RESISTANCE of infective bacteria.
 

Classification Codes

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • beta-Lactams

MeSH Heading

  • beta-Lactams

Synonyms

  • 4-Thia-1-Azabicyclo(3.2.0)heptanes
  • 4-Thia-1-Azabicyclo(4.2.0)octanes

Registry Number

  • D047090000