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|+||Cephalosporin (sef"ulōspôr'in) [key], any of a group of more than 20 [[antibiotic]]s derived from species of fungi of the genus Cephalosporium and closely related chemically to penicillin. Cephalosporins, e.g., cefaclor (Ceclor), act against both gram-positive and gram-negative [[bacteria]] (see Gram's stain) by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. They are widely used to treat gonorrhea, meningitis, and staphylococcal and streptococcal infections in patients who cannot use [[penicillin]]. Overuse of cephalosporins has led to increased bacterial resistance to the drugs (see drug resistance.)|
|+||* [[http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/thesite/lymphedema_antibiotics.htm| Antibiotics]]|
|+||* [[http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1079|Antibiotic Glossary]] |