ampicillin

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ampicillin   (ām'pĭ-sĭl'ĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
An antibiotic derived from penicillin that has a broad antibacterial spectrum of action. It is effective against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria and is used primarily to treat gonorrhea and infections of the respiratory, urinary, and intestinal tracts.
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