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A broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic, C16H16N4O8S, given orally or parenterally to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including early Lyme disease.
[cefur- (blend of ceph(alosporin) and fur(an)) + ox(y)- + alteration of imino (influenced by -ine or -ide).]
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|Noun||1.||cefuroxime - a cephalosporin that can be given parenterally (trade name Zinacef) or orally by tablets (trade name Ceftin); indicated for infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract or meninges|
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