: a semisynthetic cephalosporin C16H17N3O4S with a spectrum of antibiotic activity similar to the penicillins
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Recent Examples on the WebThe most common organism responsible for perichondritis is a bug called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a virulent pathogen with the ability to resist many antibiotics, including the cephalexin prescribed by Jessica’s pediatrician.
Rick Pescatore, Philly.com, 20 Oct. 2017 Jessica’s pediatrician diagnosed a mild case of a bacterial skin infection known as cellulitis, and gave her a prescription for an antibiotic, cephalexin, along with the standard precautions.
Rick Pescatore, Philly.com, 20 Oct. 2017
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Medical Definition of cephalexin
: a semisynthetic cephalosporin C16H17N3O4S with a spectrum of antibiotic activity similar to the penicillins that is often administered in the form of its hydrochloride C16H17N3O4S·HCl or monohydrate C16H17N3O4S·H2O
Cephalexin is marketed under the trademark Keflex.