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noun as in medicine

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These medications are a type of antimicrobial drug—a category that also includes antibiotics.

That’s why people who took antibiotics could, paradoxically, develop new infections after treatment.

Researchers will need to study how the short-term benefits of antibiotics stack up against potential risks, she says, but such research may also lead to therapies for pregnant women who need antibiotics.

Unlike many bacterial invaders that are thwarted by antibiotics, there aren’t many pharmaceuticals that help us beat viral infections.

He expected the California Department of Public Health to be his advocate when he alleged Palomar Vista Healthcare Center in Escondido had failed to deliver adequate antibiotic treatments for an infection that left him at risk.

In the future, antibiotic resistance could have catastrophic consequences.

A fair number explicitly ask for an antibiotic, to cover the possibility that it is “bronchitis” or a “sinus infection.”

A plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed 40 people so far, and due to antibiotic resistance, it could kill many more.

The report also noted that “the inherent risks of long-term antibiotic therapy were not justified by clinical benefit.”

Reeve passed away after experiencing an adverse reaction to an antibiotic on Oct. 10, 2004.

But the discovery of what substance should be added to what antibiotic was largely one of trial and error.

I sat back while he pondered and watched the Quack, who was swallowing another antibiotic capsule.

I wondered often what could have been in that stuff to make it such a powerful antibiotic.

The books started with the specifications for antibiotic growth equipment for colonies with problems in local bacteria.

The administration of certain antibiotic drugs has produced cockroaches very nearly free of bacteroids.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to antibiotic, such as: penicillin, amoxicillin, ampicillin, erythromycin, streptomycin, and sulfonamide.

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