* * *

ceph·a·lex·in .sef-ə-'lek-sən n a semisynthetic cephalosporin C16H17N3O4S with a spectrum of antibiotic activity similar to the penicillins that is often administered in the form of its hydrochloride C16H17N3O4S·HCl

* * *

ceph·a·lex·in (sef″ə-lekґsin) [USP] a semisynthetic first-generation cephalosporin, effective against a wide range of gram-positive and a limited range of gram-negative bacteria; administered orally in the treatment of tonsillitis, otitis media, and infections of the genitourinary tract, of bones and joints, and of skin and soft tissues.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cephalexin — Cephalosporin Ceph a*lo*spor in (s[e^]f [.a]*l[ o]*sp[=o]r [i^]n), n. [from Cephalosporium, a fungus producing the first of the series discovered.] (Chem.) any of a class of chemical substances, some of which have therapeutically useful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cephalexin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Cefalexin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cephalexin hydrochloride — [USP] the hydrochloride salt of cephalexin, having the same actions and uses as the base; administered orally …   Medical dictionary

  • cephalexin — noun Etymology: cephalosporin + ex (of unknown origin) + 1 in Date: 1967 a semisynthetic cephalosporin C16H17N3O4S with a spectrum of antibiotic activity similar to the penicillins …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cephalexin — /sef euh lek sin/, n. Pharm. an oral, antimicrobial drug, C16H7N3O4S, used in treating minor respiratory and urinary tract infections and as a backup or alternative to penicillin treatment. [1965 70; CEPHAL(OSPORIN) + ex of unclear derivation +… …   Universalium

  • cephalexin — noun A particular oral cephalosporin antibiotic …   Wiktionary

  • cephalexin — ceph·a·lex·in …   English syllables

  • cephalexin — An antibiotic drug that belongs to the family of drugs called cephalosporins …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • cephalexin — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Keflex, ↑Keflin, ↑Keftab • Usage Domain: ↑trade name …   Useful english dictionary

  • Цефалексин (Cephalexin) — антибиотик из группы цефалоспорина; применяется для лечения инфекций дыхательных и мочеполовых путей, инфекционных заболеваний костей и кожи, а также при воспалении среднего уха (отите). Назначается внутрь; наиболее распространенным побочным… …   Медицинские термины

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”