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Cephalosporin

Introduction: Cephalosporin

Description of Cephalosporin

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.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Cephalosporin: A group of broad-spectrum antibiotics first isolated from the Mediterranean fungus ACREMONIUM. They contain the beta-lactam moiety thia-azabicyclo-octenecarboxylic acid also called 7-aminocephalosporanic acid.
Source: Diseases Database

Cephalosporin: group of broad spectrum antibiotics which share the nucleus 7-aminocephalosporanic acid; antibacterial activity results from inhibition of the cross linking of peptidoglycan units in the cell wall.
Source: CRISP

Cephalosporin: A group of broad-spectrum antibiotics first isolated from the Mediterranean fungus ACREMONIUM. They contain the beta-lactam moiety thia-azabicyclo-octenecarboxylic acid also called 7-aminocephalosporanic acid.
Source: MeSH 2007

Cephalosporin: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Cephalosporin:

Terms associated with Cephalosporin:

Terms Similar to Cephalosporin:

  • Mefoxin

Source - WordNet 2.1

  • Antibiotics, Cephalosporin

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Cephalosporin:

Source - MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Cephalosporin

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Cephalosporin can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Cephalosporin

The following list attempts to classify Cephalosporin into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • antibiotic,antibiotic drug
  • antibacterial,antibacterial drug,bactericide
  • medicament,medication,medicinal drug,medicine
  • drug
  • agent
  • causal agency,causal agent,cause
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

External links related to: Cephalosporin

Source: Diseases Database

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