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glossary:cephalosporins [2007/09/07 17:49]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:cephalosporins [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +Cephalosporin (sef"​ulōspôr'​in) [key], any of a group of more than 20 [[antibiotic]]s derived from species of fungi of the genus Cephalosporium and closely related chemically to penicillin. Cephalosporins,​ e.g., cefaclor (Ceclor), act against both gram-positive and gram-negative [[bacteria]] (see Gram's stain) by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. They are widely used to treat gonorrhea, meningitis, and staphylococcal and streptococcal infections in patients who cannot use [[penicillin]]. Overuse of cephalosporins has led to increased bacterial resistance to the drugs (see drug resistance.)
 +See Also:
 +* [[http://​​thesite/​lymphedema_antibiotics.htm| Antibiotics]]
 +* [[http://​​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=1079|Antibiotic Glossary]]  ​
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