"beta-Lactams" 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.
MeSH information
Four-membered cyclic AMIDES, best known for the PENICILLINS based on a bicyclo-thiazolidine, as well as the CEPHALOSPORINS based on a bicyclo-thiazine, and including monocyclic MONOBACTAMS. The BETA-LACTAMASES hydrolyze the beta lactam ring, accounting for BETA-LACTAM RESISTANCE of infective bacteria.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "beta-Lactams" by people in this website by year, and whether "beta-Lactams" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 1274 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 115 publications in 2015
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