Monday, May 14, 2012


  • The cephalosporins are a class of ß-lactam antibiotics originally derived from the fungus Acremonium, which was previously known as "Cephalosporium".
  • Together with cephamycins they constitute a subgroup of ß-lactam antibiotics called cephems.
  • Cephalosporins are indicated for the prophylaxis and treatment of infections caused by bacteria susceptible to this particular form of antibiotic. 

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