This presentation is focused on the core characteristics of cephalosporins as a group. It highlights the differences in terms of bacterial coverage between different generations, using some clinical uses as examples.
PowerPoint: cephalosporins pharmacology
- Chemical characteristics of beta-lactams.
- Mechanism of action.
- First, second, third and fourth generation cephalosporins drug list.
- Bacterial coverage of first, second, third and fourth generation cephalosporins.
- Clinical uses.
- Adverse effects.
- Ceftriaxone and meningitis.
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