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ceph·a·lo·spo·rin

 (sĕf-ə-lə-spôr′ĭn)
n.
Any of various beta-lactam antibiotics, derived from the fungus Acremonium chrysogenum or made semisynthetically, used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections.

[New Latin Cephalosporium, former genus name (cephalo- + spora, spore; see spore) + -in.]

cephalosporin

(ˌsɛfələʊˈspɔːrɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) any of a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics obtained from fungi of the genus Cephalosporium

ceph•a•lo•spo•rin

(ˌsɛf ə loʊˈspɔr ɪn, -ˈspoʊr-)

n.
any of a group of widely used broad-spectrum antibiotics, derived from the fungus Cephalosporium acremonium.
[1950–55; < New Latin Cephalospor(ium)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cephalosporin - one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin)cephalosporin - 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
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
cefadroxil, Ultracef - a cephalosporin antibiotic (trade name Ultracef)
Cefobid, cefoperazone - a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Cefobid) used for severe infections
cefotaxime, Claforan - a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Claforan) used for severe infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
ceftazidime, Fortaz, Tazicef - a parenteral cephalosporin (trade names Fortaz and Tazicef) used to treat moderate infections
ceftriaxone, Rocephin - a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Rocephin) used for severe infection of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
Ceftin, cefuroxime, Zinacef - 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
cephalexin, Keflex, Keflin, Keftab - 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
cephalothin - a semisynthetic analogue of cephalosporin
Translations

ceph·a·lo·spo·rin

n. cefalosporina, antibiótico de espectro amplio.

cephalosporin

n cefalosporina
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The drug is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the treatment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in patients who cannot take cephalosporins or fluoroquinolones, including pregnant women with documented cephalosporin allergies, and patients with cephalosporin allergies who contracted the infection in Asia, Hawaii, and Pacific Islands where fluoroquinolone resistance is endemic.
Treatment with clindamycin or a first generation cephalosporin is effective in well over 90% of patients with superficial ulceration and cellulitis, he said at a meeting on infectious diseases sponsored by the university.
Clinically, there was no sign of infection, but the patient was prescribed a 10-day course of cephalosporin therapy.
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The approval to the Cefadroxil oral suspension got out of cephalosporin formulations manufacturing facility of the company in Hyderabad.
The FDA said it is limiting the use of cephalosporins in animals to preserve the effectiveness of the drugs for treating disease in humans and reduce the risk of cephalosporin resistance in certain bacterial pathogens.
Four were implemented throughout the hospital (17,18,20,24) and 1 was implemented in the elderly care service (26); all 5 targeted prescribing of cephalosporin or clindamycin.
Cefotetan Provides the Longest Half-life of Any First or Second Generation Cephalosporin
The EPCI acquirement will reinforce Hikma s status in the big and budding pharma market of Egypt, which will also insert a harmonizing product portfolio of 35 types in 46 dosage varieties and potencies, together with 3 original cephalosporin anti infective brands for the Egyptian market.
Food and Drug Administration today issued an order that prohibits certain uses of the cephalosporin class of antimicrobial drugs in cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys effectiveApril 5, 2012.
He had been febrile since May 25 and did not respond to antimicrobial drug treatment using cefamezin, a first-generation cephalosporin.