Cephalosporin vs Cefalexin - What's the difference?

cephalosporin | cefalexin |


As nouns the difference between cephalosporin and cefalexin

is that cephalosporin is any of a class of natural and synthetic antibiotics developed from fungi, having a cepham structure while cefalexin is a particular oral cephalosporin antibiotic.

cephalosporin

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of a class of natural and synthetic antibiotics developed from fungi, having a cepham structure.
  • * 2001': Another important group of antibiotics, the '''cephalosporins , a class that includes more than twenty-five different drugs, are chemically distinct from the penicillins but act in the same way as cell wall inhibitors, as do vancomycin and bacitracin. — Leslie Iversen, ''Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 63)
  • See also

    * cephamycin

    cefalexin

    English

    Alternative forms

    * cephalexin

    Noun

    (-)
  • A particular oral cephalosporin antibiotic.