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 (ăn′tē-mī-krō′bē-əl, ăn′tī-) also an·ti·mi·cro·bic (-bĭk)
Capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms: antimicrobial drugs.

an′ti·mi·cro′bial n.


(Microbiology) capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microbes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antimicrobial - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry diseaseantimicrobial - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
cetrimide - a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
sodium hypochlorite - an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
Adj.1.antimicrobial - capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganismsantimicrobial - capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"


adj & n antimicrobiano
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Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative pathogen of gonorrhea, has been designated an urgent antimicrobial drug resistance threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (1).
Section 105 of the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2008 (ADUFA 105) requires antimicrobial drug sponsors to annually report to the FDA the amount of all antimicrobial drugs they sell and distribute for use in food-producing animals, including those antibiotics that are not used in human medicine.
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Scientists are addressing the threat of antimicrobial drug resistance by launching two new clinical trials aimed at prolonging the effectiveness of currently available antibacterial drugs.
In the past several years, the CTFA/Soap and Detergent Association Industry Coalition has submitted extensive scientific literature to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of consumer antimicrobial drug products.
This core motif may play a key role in preventing or limiting infection, an insight that could accelerate a major advancement in antimicrobial drug development.
Pharmaceutical company Chemeq Ltd (ASX: CMQ) has produced an antimicrobial drug that kills a strain of the gastric ulcer germ, Helicobacter pylori which is resistant to antibiotics.
We practice medicine in an era in which the focus of new antimicrobial drug development has been on shorter treatment courses and fewer daily doses.
As part of a program of antimicrobial drug stewardship and infection prevention and control, empiric antimicrobial drug protocols were introduced.
Because antimicrobial drug use in both humans and animals can contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance, it is important to use these drugs only when medically necessary.
This finding highlights the unique nature of bacterial adaptation and the complexity of dissemination of antimicrobial drug resistance," the study's authors wrote.

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