As nouns the difference between cephalosporin and cephalexin
is that cephalosporin
is any of a class of natural and synthetic antibiotics developed from fungi, having a cepham structure while cephalexin
is a particular oral cephalosporin antibiotic.
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)
A particular oral cephalosporin antibiotic.