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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).]
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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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For Cefalexin Capsules and Carbamazepine Tablets, BE tests were completed and applications were submitted to the National Medical Products Administration.
Seventy-six percent of the animals studied received cefalexin or cefadroxil orally after the clinical visit, and among these, 32% received in addition other types of antimicrobials due to relapses.
Dai et al., "Surface molecular imprinting onto magnetic yeast composites via atom transfer radical polymerization for selective recognition of cefalexin," Chemical Engineering Journal, vol.
(b) Cephalosporins including cefalexin (n =1), cefaclor (n =1), cefuroxime (n = 2), cefoperazone sulbactam (n = 2), and cefotaxim (n = 1).
100% sensitive to amikacin, 92.68% gentamicin, and 85.36% to cefalexin and ciprofloxacin.
Yan et al., "Hydrothermal synthesis of CdSe quantum dots and their photocatalytic activity on degradation of cefalexin," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, vol.
In particular, besides cloxacillin, the test investigated cefalexin, cefoperazone, cefalonium, oxacillin, and dicloxacillin.
Previous treatments included amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid (20 mg/Kg/12 h), cefalexin (25mg/Kg/12h) alone or in combination with prednisolone (0.5mg/Kg/24h for 1 week and then every other day) for a period of approximately 3 to 4 weeks each, but of no avail.
Thus, patients with cutaneous MSSA and MRSA infections were successfully treated with cefalexin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, respectively.
Antibiotic coverage was provided for 7 days post operatively through cefalexin (15 mg/kg SC).