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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium  listen  (uh-MOK-sih-SIH-lin-kla-vyoo-LA-nayt puh-TA-see-um)

  A drug used to treat bacterial infections. Adding the chemical clavulanate potassium to the antibiotic amoxicillin increases the amount of time the antibiotic stays active in the body. Amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium is a type of combination antibiotic. Also called Augmentin.