Carbacephem

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Loracarbef, a carbacephem

A carbacephem is a type of synthetically made antibiotic, based on the structure of cephalosporin, a cephem. Carbacephems are similar to cephems but with a carbon substituted for the sulfur.[1]

It prevents bacterial cell division by inhibiting cell wall synthesis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medscape.com". Retrieved 2008-12-29.