Synonyms
Etymology

1. beta-lactamase

noun. enzyme produced by certain bacteria that inactivates penicillin and results in resistance to that antibiotic.

Synonyms

  • enzyme

Etymology

  • -ase (English)
  • beta-lactam (English)

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2. beta-adrenergic_blocker

noun. any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta-adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system.

Synonyms

  • Sectral
  • Corgard
  • Inderal
  • propanolol
  • Lopressor
  • beta-adrenergic blocking agent
  • beta blocker
  • acebutolol
  • nadolol
  • carvedilol
  • beta-blocking agent
  • Tenormin
  • Visken
  • atenolol
  • Blocadren
  • Brevibloc
  • blocker
  • esmolol
  • pindolol
  • timolol
  • blocking agent

3. beta-blocking_agent

noun. any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta-adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system.

Synonyms

  • Sectral
  • Corgard
  • Inderal
  • propanolol
  • Lopressor
  • beta-adrenergic blocker
  • beta-adrenergic blocking agent
  • beta blocker
  • acebutolol
  • nadolol
  • carvedilol
  • Tenormin
  • Visken
  • atenolol
  • Blocadren
  • Brevibloc
  • blocker
  • esmolol
  • pindolol
  • timolol
  • blocking agent

4. beta-adrenoceptor

noun. receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat).

Synonyms

  • sympathetic nervous system
  • beta receptor
  • receptor

5. beta-interferon

noun. a form of interferon that is produced by fibroblasts and have antiviral effects; used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

6. beta-adrenergic_receptor

noun. receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat).

Synonyms

  • beta-adrenoceptor
  • beta receptor
  • receptor

7. beta

noun. ['ˈbeɪtə'] the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet.

Synonyms

  • Greek alphabet
  • alphabetic character
  • letter of the alphabet

Antonyms

  • meaningless
  • noncritical
  • indecisive
  • noncrucial

Etymology

  • βῆτα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

8. beta

adjective. ['ˈbeɪtə'] second in order of importance.

Synonyms

  • important

Antonyms

  • unimportance
  • insignificant

Etymology

  • βῆτα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

9. Beta

noun. beets.

Synonyms

  • beet
  • family Chenopodiaceae
  • goosefoot family
  • common beet
  • Beta vulgaris
  • caryophylloid dicot genus
  • Chenopodiaceae

10. beta

adjective. ['ˈbeɪtə'] preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product.

Synonyms

  • exploratory

Antonyms

  • worthless
  • inessential

Etymology

  • βῆτα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word beta-lactamase


1. Noun Phrase
Amoxycilin also prevents synthesis of bacterial cell walls, but by inhibiting the enzyme beta lactamase.

2. Noun Phrase
According to the John Hopkins Point of Care Information Technology Center, more than 80 percent of the strains of CoNS produce an enzyme called beta lactamase that makes them resistant to methicillin and oxacillin.

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