Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A semisynthetic analogue of cephalosporin having a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity that is administered parenterally and used especially to treat systemic infections caused by susceptible microorganisms.

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  • n. A semisynthetic antibiotic related to cephalosporin

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  • n. a semisynthetic analogue of cephalosporin

Etymologies

cephalo(sporin) + thi(o)- + -(i)n.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Drugs in the earlier generations of cephalosporins include cephalexin Keflex, cephalothin, cefazolin, cefaclor, cefotaxime, and ceftriaxone.

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  • States have reported antibiotic resistance of the outbreak strain to several clinically useful drugs including ampicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanate, cephalothin, and tetracycline.

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  • I am malignly included tirelessly sky donizetti tambala and in cephalothin archaebacterium onosmodium the alligatoridae one of the beastly treater for bibliopole.

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  • The registration included time periods when the regimen was changed from doxycycline to cephalothin and back again.

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  • The SSI in the colorectal department increased from 19% to 30% (p = 0.002) when doxycycline was substituted with cephalothin and decreased to 17% when we changed back to doxycycline (p =

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