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In common usage, an antibiotic is a substance or compound that kills bacteria or inhibits their growth. Antibiotics belong to the broader group of antimicrobial compounds, used to treat infections caused by microorganisms,...
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More about Antibiotics: Purpose Recommended dosage Side effects Recommended usage Resources Antibiotics Definition Antibiotics may be informally
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Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a bacterium or other microorganism to survive and reproduce in the presence of
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Antibiotics are one class of "antimicrobials", a larger group which also ... The first effective antibiotic discovered was penicillin. ...
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There are many types of antibiotics. Each works a ... These bacteria are called antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ... A stronger antibiotic may have more side ...
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Although the principles of antibiotic action were not discovered until the ... Today, over 10,000 antibiotic substances have been reported. ...
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Online Medical Dictionary and glossary with medical definitions ... Another antibiotic, for example, is tetracycline (brand names: Achromycin and ...
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ANTIBIOTIC, ... More specifically, an antibiotic is a type of chemotherapeutic agent, that is, a ... Traditionally, the term antibiotic was applied to a ...
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Antibiotic resistance rates in Tennessee are among the highest in the nation. ... Actually, by taking an antibiotic for viral infections such as the common cold ...
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The first antibiotic was penicillin, discovered accidentally from a mold culture. ... In some cases, laboratories may help a doctor make an antibiotic choice. ...
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An antibiotic is a drug that kills or prevents the growth of bacteria. ... The term "antibiotic," coined by Selman Waksman, originally described only those ...
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Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a microorganism to withstand the effects ... Antibiotic resistance evolves via natural selection acting upon random mutation, ...
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Antibiotic resistance is quite prevalent, and it is is not limited to such settings. ... The Rise of Antibiotic-Resistant Infection ...
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Antibiotic misuse has triggered increases of antibiotic-resistant germs. ... Doctors then prescribe a stronger antibiotic, but the bacteria quickly learn to ...
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Antibiotic Lock Technique: This controversial technique is used for sterilizing the lumen of central venous catheters and involves instilling high concentrations of ...
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Information about antibiotic resistance from the American Academy of Family Physicians. ... When is it okay for me to take antibiotics? ...
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Information about antibiotic in the free online English dictionary and ... Azactam, aztreonam - an antibiotic (trade name Azactam) used against severe ...
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Antibiotic overuse is discussed. Dr. Greene explains when antibiotics should or should not be prescribed. ... urgent problem of antibiotic overuse, the Centers ...
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Antibiotics do not harm viruses, but rather have the ability to kill bacteria. Learn more in this expanded definition from John C. Brown.
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