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My wife is a nurse and would like to Know what CPA means regarding

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My wife is a nurse and would like to Know what CPA means regarding Penicillin
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

I'm a little unclear here--can you expand on the question and since CPA has a few meanings, can you tell me what that stands for?

Expert:  Susan Ivy replied 1 year ago.
Hello, You mentioned in regard to Penicillin. CPA stands for cryoprotectant (CPA). I'll get you some more details in just a sec on what it does, but it appears to be preservative.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

My wife thought that is what it meant that also. Is that something that was used in the 70's? She is reviewing records from that time.


 

Expert:  Susan Ivy replied 1 year ago.

Hi. It was used in the 70's but is still used today (I'll have to check and see if it is still used with PCN). Cyro stands for freezing, and this is a method of preserving living organisms or expired organism, among other things to preserve them. It is used in fertility treatment (freezing of the sperm and/or egg) today, among other things. PCN, is of course as you may know, made from a living cell....a fungus.

This document covers more details:

http://tinyurl.com/8zn7evx

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

That's Ok. That's all she needs to know.

Expert:  Susan Ivy replied 1 year ago.
Ok, great, happy to be of help.

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