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Cephaloridine

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Cephaloridine (Ceporin-Glaxo) is a semisynthetic derivative of fungal cephalosporin C. The molecular nucleus resembles that of penicillin. A side chain is added in both cephaloridine and cephalothin (marketed in the US by Lilly), but only cephaloridine resists breakdown in the liver.

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