n. a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic that is less susceptible to beta-lactamase enzymes than the older members of the group. It is used in the treatment of infections of the urinary and lower respiratory tracts and the skin, Lyme disease, gonorrhoea, epiglottitis, meningitis, and otitis media. It is usually administered by injection. Side-effects include nausea, diarrhoea, and rash. Trade names: Zinacef, Zinnat.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.