• WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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In news:

Researchers propose a fluorescent probe for adenosine triphosphate assay and describe a synthesis of a chromogenic cephalosporin for ?-lactamase assay.
Cephalosporins are a vitally important class of antibiotics used most often in the treatment of serious Salmonella infections.
Cephalosporins commonly treat humans as well as animals like chickens.
The medicines are known as cephalosporins and include brands like Cefzil and Keflex.
Cephalosporins are not used as widely in livestock as penicillin, since they require a prescription from veterinarians.
A strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to the disease's only remaining treatment, cephalosporin antibiotics, has officials at the World Health Organization warning doctors around the world to step up their efforts to stop the disease.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an order restricting the use of cephalosporin antibiotics, which are given to food-producing animals, according to a news release from the American Meat Institute.
Cephalosporins Aren't Withdrawn From The Market.
It's important to understand that the cephalosporins aren't being withdrawn from the market.