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Clavulanic acid (rINN is a beta-lactamase inhibitor sometimes combined with penicillin group antibiotics to overcome certain types of antibiotic resistance. Specifically, it is used to overcome resistance in bacteria that secrete beta-lactamase enzymes, which otherwise inactivate most penicillins. Most commonly, the potassium salt potassium clavulanate is combined with amoxicillin (co-amoxiclav or ticarcillin. The name is derived from the Streptomyces clavuligerus microorganisms from which clavulanic acid is derived. Clavulanic acid is biosynthetically generated from the amino acid arginine. Mechanism of action:Clavulanic acid has negligble intrinsic antimicrobial activity, despite sharing the -lactam ring that is characteristic of beta-lactam antibiotics. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Clavulanate (Wikipedia)

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 克拉维酸
Synonyms: β-内酰胺酶抑制剂;棒酸
fr-CA French (Canada) Clavulanate
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Klavulanaat
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Clavulánico
it-IT Italian (Italy) Clavulanato
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Klavulanat
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Клавуланат
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) clavulanaat
fr-BE French (Belgium) Clavulanate