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cephalosporin

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. any one of a group of semisynthetic beta-lactam antibiotics, derived from the mould Cephalosporium, which are effective against a wide range of microorganisms and are...

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cephalosporin

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 39 words.

any of a heterogeneous group of natural and semisynthetic, often β‐lactam, antibiotics. Cephalosporins C, N, and P are obtained

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cephalosporin

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. any one of a group of semisynthetic beta-lactam antibiotics, derived from the mould Cephalosporium, which are effective against a wide range of microorganisms and are...

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cephalosporin n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 76 words.

any one of a group of semisynthetic antibiotics, derived from the mould Cephalosporium, which are effective against a wide range of microorganisms and are therefore used to treat a variety...

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cephalosporin n.

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 89 words.

any one of a group of semisynthetic *beta-lactam antibiotics, derived from the mould Cephalosporium, which are effective against a wide range of microorganisms and are therefore used in a...

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The problem with cephalosporins

S. J. Dancer.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

October 2001; p ublished online October 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 13092 words.

The cephalosporin antibiotics have become a major part of the antibiotic formulary for hospitals in affluent countries. They are prescribed for a wide variety of infections every day. Their...

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cephalosporins

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 42 words.

A group of broad-spectrum β-lactam antibiotics isolated from the fungus Cephalosporium sp. although semisynthetic derivatives are now produced (e.g. cephaloridine), most named with either...

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cephalosporins

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 20 words.

Antibiotics; those with an N‐methylthiotetrazole side-chain inhibit hepatic vitamin K epoxide reductase, and may cause functional vitamin K

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cephalosporins

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 20 words.

Antibiotics; those with an N‐methylthiotetrazole side-chain inhibit hepatic vitamin K epoxide reductase, and may cause functional vitamin K

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cephalosporin

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 36 words.

an antibiotic with structural similarities to penicillin (q.v.). It has the advantage of not causing allergic reactions in

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cephalosporin

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 40 words.

an antibiotic with structural similarities to penicillin (q.v.) (see structure below). It has the advantage of not causing

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cephalosporin

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 86 words.

n. any one of a group of semisynthetic *beta-lactam antibiotics, derived from the mould Cephalosporium, which are

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cephalosporin

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 32 words.

Class of antibiotic drugs derived from fungi of the genus Cephalosporium. Similar to penicillin, they are effective against

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The Evolution of Resistance to Cephalosporins

Faridah Moosdeen.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

March 1997; p ublished online March 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 0 words.

The expression of resistance to cephalosporins is highly varied and due to various mechanisms. The greatest disadvantage of the cephalosporins is that they are inactivated by the array of...

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“Collateral Damage” from Cephalosporin or Quinolone Antibiotic Therapy

David L. Paterson.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

May 2004; p ublished online May 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3829 words.

“Collateral damage” is a term used to refer to ecological adverse effects of antibiotic therapy; namely, the selection of drug-resistant organisms and the unwanted development of...

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Ceftaroline fosamil: a new broad-spectrum cephalosporin

Joseph B. Laudano.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 4763 words.

Ceftaroline fosamil, the prodrug of the active metabolite, ceftaroline, is a new, broad-spectrum cephalosporin recently approved in the USA for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and...

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Activity of faropenem against cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Shazad Mushtaq, Russell Hope, Marina Warner and David M. Livermore.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

May 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 2484 words.

Background

There is a need for new oral agents active against extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) producers, as these increasingly cause community-onset...

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cephalosporin n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 74 words.

any one of a group of semisynthetic antibiotics, derived from the mould Cephalosporium, which are effective against a wide

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cephalosporin n.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 74 words.

any one of a group of semisynthetic antibiotics, derived from the mould Cephalosporium, which are effective against a wide

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European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (ESAC): outpatient cephalosporin use in Europe

Samuel Coenen, Matus Ferech, Katerina Dvorakova, Erik Hendrickx, Carl Suetens and Herman Goossens.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

August 2006; p ublished online May 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 1733 words.

Background: Data on outpatient cephalosporin use in Europe were collected from 25 countries within the ESAC project, funded by DG SANCO of the European Commission, using the...

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Cephalosporin MIC creep among gonococci: time for a pharmacodynamic rethink?

Stephanie A. Chisholm, Johan W. Mouton, David A. Lewis, Tom Nichols, Catherine A. Ison and David M. Livermore.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

October 2010; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 5760 words.

Background

Gonorrhoea has been among the easiest infections to cure with antibiotics. Nevertheless, emerging resistance has driven repeated treatment shifts....

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