antibiotics


antibiotics
Products used to kill bacteria, especially those which cause infectious diseases.

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  • antibiotics — 01. She got a really bad flu, and had to be put on [antibiotics]. 02. Our family doctor doesn t like to put our kids on [antibiotics] when they get sick unless it s absolutely necessary. 03. He was on [antibiotics] for a week after being bitten… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Antibiotics — ▪ Table Antibiotics drug class and generic name common trade name(s) common use(s) aminoglycosides (inhibit protein synthesis) gentamicin Garamycin infections of the respiratory and urinary tracts, blood, abdominal cavity; pelvic inflammatory… …   Universalium

  • antibiotics — an·ti·bi ot·ic || ‚æntɪ baɪɑtɪk / É’tɪk n. type of medication used to treat infectious diseases adj. kills bacteria, working against infectious diseases …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antibiotics and hallucinations —    The term antibiotic comes from the Greek words anti (against) and bios (life). It is used to denote a group of chemotherapeutic agents with varying chemical structures, which have the capacity to inhibit or abolish the growth of microorganisms …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • List of antibiotics — Following is the list of antibiotics, sorted by class. The highest division is between bactericidal antibiotics and bacteriostatic antibiotics. Bactericidals kill bacteria directly where bacteriostatics prevent them from dividing. However, these… …   Wikipedia

  • Production of antibiotics — The production of antibiotics has been widespread since the pioneering efforts of Florey and Chain in 1938. The importance of antibiotics to medicine has led to much research into discovering and producing them. Identifying useful antibiotics… …   Wikipedia

  • Tetracycline antibiotics — Tetracyclines are a group of broad spectrum antibiotics whose general usefulness has been reduced with the onset of bacterial resistance. Despite this, they remain the treatment of choice for some specific indications.They are so named for their… …   Wikipedia

  • Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics — The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) is a non profit organization founded in 1981 by Dr. Stuart B. Levy, Professor of Medicine at Tufts University and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. APUA’s mission is to strengthen… …   Wikipedia

  • Polypeptide antibiotics — are a class of antibiotics used for eye, ear or bladder infections in addition to aminoglycosides. They are toxic, and are therefore not suitable for systemic administration, but are administered topically on the skin. [… …   Wikipedia

  • aminoglycoside antibiotics — (am ī no gli ko saīd) A group of antibiotics synthesized by Streptomyces and Micromonospora, which contain a cyclohexane ring and amino sugars; all aminoglycoside antibiotics bind to the small ribosomal subunit and inhibit protein synthesis …   Dictionary of microbiology