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Clavulanic Acids

"Clavulanic Acids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Acids, salts, and derivatives of clavulanic acid (C8H9O5N). They consist of those beta-lactam compounds that differ from penicillin in having the sulfur of the thiazolidine ring replaced by an oxygen. They have limited antibacterial action, but block bacterial beta-lactamase irreversibly, so that similar antibiotics are not broken down by the bacterial enzymes and therefore can exert their antibacterial effects.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Clavulanic Acids" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Clavulanic Acids" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 5 publications over 3 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1995 and 1996
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