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cephalosporin n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran

in A Dictionary of Nursing

Seventh edition

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9780198788454
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191830358
cephalosporin n.

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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 of infections. The older (first-generation) cephalosporins include ...

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