Definition of Cefotetan

1. Noun. (medicine) A particular cephalosporin antibiotic ¹



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Medical Definition of Cefotetan

1. A semisynthetic cephamycin antibiotic that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly. The drug is highly resistant to a broad spectrum of beta-lactamases and is active against a wide range of both aerobic and anaerobic gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms. It has a high rate of efficacy in many types of infections and to date no severe side effects have been noted. Pharmacological action: cephamycins. Chemical name: 5-Thia-1-azabicyclo(4.2.0)oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid, 7-(((4-(2-amino-1-carboxy-2-oxoethylidene)-1,3-dithietan-2-yl)carbonyl)amino)-7-methoxy-3-(((1-methyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)thio)methyl)-8-oxo-, (6R-(6alpha,7alpha))- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cefotetan

cefdinir
cefditoren
cefepime
cefixime
cefmatilen
cefmenoxime
cefmetazole
cefonicid
cefonicid disodium
cefoperazone
cefoperazone sodium
ceforanide
cefotaximase
cefotaxime
cefotaxime sodium
cefotetan (current term)
cefotetan disodium
cefotiam
cefovecin
cefoxitin
cefoxitin sodium
cefozopran
cefpodoxime
cefquinome
cefsulodin
ceftazidime
ceftazidime sodium
ceftibuten
ceftiofur
ceftizoxime

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