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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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He went to the local ED, where he had plain films of his skull, which were normal and was prescribed cephalexin. He has not shown any improvement after starting the antibiotics.
He went to the local ED, where he had plain films of his skull, which were normal, and was prescribed cephalexin. He has not shown any improvement after starting the antibiotics.
In a recent clinical trial, 403 women with a prepregnancy BMI [greater than or equal to] 30 kg/[m.sup.2] were randomly assigned to postcesarean treatment with oral cephalexin plus metronidazole (500 mg of each medication every 8 hours for 6 doses) or placebo pills.
The data tracked monthly prescription rates for all antibiotics, including the five that are prescribed most often in outpatient settings: azithromycin, amoxicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanate, ciprofloxacin, and cephalexin.
Azithromycin, amoxicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanate, ciprofloxacin, and cephalexin were the most commonly prescribed antibiotics.
Among pregnant women with UTIs, the most frequently prescribed antibiotics during the first trimester were nitrofurantoin, ciprofloxacin, cephalexin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
PepT1-mediated epithelial transport of dipeptides and cephalexin is enhanced by luminal leptin in the small intestine.
A 48-HOUR COURSE of postoperative cephalexin and metronidazole, plus typical preoperative antibiotics, cut surgical site infections by 59% in obese women who had a cesarean delivery.
The company's cephalosporin APIs include cephalexin, cefadroxil and cefradine.
Antibiotics tested and their corresponding concentrations were ampicillin (10 [micro]g/disc), chloramphenicol (30 [micro]g/disc), ciprofloxacin (5 [micro]g/disc), kanamycin (30 [micro]g/disc), erythromycin (15 [micro]g/disc), gentamicin (10 [micro]g/disc), nalidixic acid (30 [micro]g/disc), tetracycline (30 [micro]g/disc), cephalexin (30 [micro]g/disc), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (25 [micro]g/disc), norfloxacin (10 [micro]g/disc), cefotaxime (30 [micro]g/disc), and imipenem (10 [micro]g/disc).
was found to be maximum sensitive (Table 3) for Ciprofloxacin (100%) followed by Norfloxacin (85.71%), Tobramycin (85.71%), Ceftriaxone (71.42%), Amikacin (71.42%), Amoxycillin (71.42%), Ampicillin (71.42%) and Enrofloxacin (57.14%) but less sensitive to Neomycin, Streptomycin, Chloramphenicol, Kanamycin, Cefoperazone and Cephalexin.
A simple, accurate and indirect spectrophotometric method was developed for the quantification of cephalexin in pure form and pharmaceutical products using complexation reaction.