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Keflin

Definition:

an oral cephalosporin commonly prescribe for mild to moderately severe infections of the skin, ears, throat, lungs, or urinary tract

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

cephalexin | Keflex [trade name] | Keftab [trade name]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Cefalotin | cephalothin | Cefalotin sodium | Keflin | C16H16N2O6S2  [chemical formula]

/ˌsɛfəˈloʊθɨn/ is a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It was the first cephalosporin marketed and continues to be widely used. It's an intravenously administered agent with a similar antimicrobial spectrum to cefazolin and the oral... (33 of 449 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cefalotin

Collins Dictionary:

cephalexin [pharmacology]

a cephalosporin antibiotic prescribed for mild infections of the skin, ears, throat, lungs, or urinary tract (16 of 248 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cephalexin

American Heritage Dictionary:

cephalexin | C16H17N3O4[chemical formula]

A semisynthetic analogue of cephalosporin, ..., used especially in the treatment of respiratory and urinary tract infections. (17 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cephalexin

Merriam-Webster:

cephalexin | C16H17N3O4[chemical formula]

a semisynthetic cephalosporin .. with a spectrum of antibiotic activity similar to the penicillins (14 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cephalexin

Random House Dictionary:

cephalexin [pharmacology] | C16H7N3O4[chemical formula]

an oral, antimicrobial drug used in treating minor respiratory and urinary tract infections and as a backup or alternative to penicillin treatment. (22 of 29 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/cephalexin

Wiktionary:

cephalexin | cefalexin

A particular oral cephalosporin antibiotic. (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cephalexin

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cephalosporin [drug]

any of a group of β-lactam antibiotics that inhibit the synthesis of a structural component of the bacterial cell wall. The cephalosporins were first ... (24 of 180 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/103061​/cephalosporin

Columbia Encyclopedia:

cephalosporin

any of a group of more than 20 antibiotics derived from species of fungi of the genus "Cephalosporium" and closely related chemically to penicillin. ... (24 of 81 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0811121​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

cephalosporin

any of a group of semi-synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics resembling penicillin (10 of 40 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cephalosporin

New World Dictionary:

cephalosporin

any of a major group of broad-spectrum antibiotics produced by, or derived from, a fungus (genus Cephalosporium): an alternative for people allergic ... (22 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cephalosporin

Encarta Dictionary:

cephalosporin | cephalosporins [plural]

an antibiotic belonging to a group of semisynthetic antibiotics with a broad range of effectiveness. penicillin (16 of 51 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595910​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Keflin

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Keflin"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Keflin"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Keflin

Keflex

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Keflex"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Keflex"

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