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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

meropenem 
A broad-spectrum carbapenem with antibacterial properties, synthetic Meropenem inhibits cell wall synthesis in gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It penetrates cell walls and binds to penicillin-binding protein targets. Meropenem acts against aerobes and anaerobes including Klebsiella, E. coli, Enterococcus, Clostridium sp.. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:meropenem trihydrate
US brand name:Merrem I.V.
Code name:SM-7338