cephalexin


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ceph·a·lex·in

 (sĕf′ə-lĕk′sĭn)
n.
A semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic, C16H17N3O4S, used especially in the treatment of respiratory and urinary tract infections.

[Blend of cephal(ospor)in and ex- (probably alteration of hex(a)-, from the six carbon atoms comprising the phenyl group that distinguishes it from cephalosporin).]

cephalexin

(ˌsɛfəˈlɛksɪn)
n
a cephalosporin antibiotic prescribed for mild infections of the skin, ears, throat, lungs, or urinary tract
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Noun1.cephalexin - an oral cephalosporin (trade names Keflex and Keflin and Keftab) commonly prescribe for mild to moderately severe infections of the skin or ears or throat or lungs or urinary tract
cephalosporin, Mefoxin - one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity
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cephalexin

n cefalexina
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Most of the coagulase positive Staphylococcus strains were resistant to azithromycin and ampicillin (eight cases-40%), gatifloxacin (seven cases each-35%), and cephalexin (eight cases-40%).
A simple, accurate and indirect spectrophotometric method was developed for the quantification of cephalexin in pure form and pharmaceutical products using complexation reaction.
Summary: This study investigates removal of cephalexin using ozonation in the presence of granular activated carbon.
Table 1 : Antibiotic disc used for AST Antibiotics Concentration/disc Ampicillin 10 [micro]g Cloxacillin 30 [micro]g Amoxicillin/ Clavulinic acid 30 [micro]g Gentamicin 30 [micro]g Chloramphenicol 30 [micro]g Enrofloxacillin 10 [micro]g Ciprofloxacillin 10 [micro]g Erythromycin 15 [micro]g Ceftriaxone 30 [micro]g Amikacin 30 [micro]g Azithromycin 30 [micro]g Polymixin-B 10 [micro]g Lincomycin 15 [micro]g Cephalexin 30 [micro]g Table 2: Microbial prevelance in otitis Dog breeds No of Bacteria Isolated Number and samples frequency(%) Labrador 25 Staphylococci sp.
Sensitivity to antibiotic was studied with ampicillin, cephalexin, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, gentamycin, streptomycin and nalidixic acid with concentration of 10, 30, 30, 5, 15, 10, 10 and 30 mg/disc, respectively.
The panel of antibiotics used was penicillin, cloxacillin, erythromycin, azithromycin, amikacin, gentamicin, ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, tetracycline, cephalexin, cefuroxime, cefoperazone, piperacillin+tazobactum, linezolid and vancomycin.
The experimental group received trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and cephalexin, while the control group received cephalexin plus placebo.