carbacephem


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carbacephem

 [kahr″bah-sef´em]
any of a class of antibiotics closely related to the cephalosporins in structure, antimicrobial activity, and use, but chemically more stable.

carbacephem

/car·ba·ceph·em/ (kahr″bah-sef´em) any of a class of antibiotics closely related to the cephalosporins in structure and use, but chemically more stable.

carbacephem

(kăr-bă-sĕph′ĕm)
A class of broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs, derived from cephalosporins, that resist degradation by bacterial beta-lactamases. One drug in this class is loracarbef.
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coli from the Factory Creek watershed were assayed for antibiotic resistance using the disc diffusion method with the following classes of antimicrobial agents: aminoglycosides, carbacephems, cephalosporins (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation), macrolides, penicillins, polypeptides, quinolones, sulfonamides, and tetracyclines.