cefoxitin sodium

[ sə-fŏksĭ-tĭn ]

n.

A semisynthetic, broad-spectrum antibiotic that acts by inhibiting bacterial cell-wall synthesis; used for lower respiratory, genitourinary, intra-abdominal, gynecological, skin and joint infections, and septicemia.

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