antibiotic drug


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Noun1.antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infectionsantibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
actinomycin - any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria
amphotericin - an antibiotic and antifungal agent
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
antimycin - a crystalline antibiotic active against various fungi
antineoplastic antibiotic - an antibiotic drug used as an antineoplastic in chemotherapy
Azactam, aztreonam - an antibiotic (trade name Azactam) used against severe infections; has minimal side effects
bacitracin - a polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organisms; usually applied locally
carbomycin - a colorless basic antibiotic that inhibits the growth of Gram-positive organisms
cephaloglycin, Kafocin - antibiotic related to cephalosporin but no longer in common use
cephaloridine - a broad spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic produced by modifying cephalosporin
cephalosporin, Mefoxin - one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity
chloramphenicol, Chloromycetin - an oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections (especially typhoid fever)
Aureomycin, chlortetracycline - a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trade name Aureomycin) used to treat certain bacterial and rickettsial diseases
Cipro, ciprofloxacin - an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints
cycloserine - an antibiotic that is especially active against the tubercle bacillus
dihydrostreptomycin - antibiotic consisting of a hydrogenated form of streptomycin; used against tuberculosis and tularemia and Gram-negative organisms
doxorubicin - an antibiotic used as an anticancer drug
doxycycline, Vibramycin - an antibiotic derived from tetracycline that is effective against many infections; "Vibramycin is the trade name of doxycycline"
E-Mycin, Erythrocin, erythromycin, Ethril, Ilosone, Pediamycin - an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram-positive bacteria and some Gram-negative
Garamycin, gentamicin - an antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete; used in treating infections of the urinary tract
gramicidin - an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium; used chiefly as an antiseptic in treating local infections produced by Gram-positive bacteria
kanamycin, Kantrex - antibiotic (trade name Kantrex) used to treat severe infections
Lincocin, lincomycin - antibiotic (trade name Lincocin) obtained from a streptomyces bacterium and used in the treatment of certain penicillin-resistant infections
mitomycin, Mutamycin - a complex of antibiotic substances obtained from a streptomyces bacterium; one form (trade name Mutamycin) shows promise as an anticancer drug
mycomycin - a highly unsaturated antibiotic acid obtained from an actinomycete
fradicin, Neobiotic, neomycin - an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery
novobiocin - an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used to treat infections by Gram-positive bacteria
Mycostatin, Nystan, nystatin - an antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State; derived from soil fungi actinomycetes
hydroxytetracycline, oxytetracycline, oxytetracycline hydrochloride, Terramycin - a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trademark Terramycin) obtained from a soil actinomycete; used to treat various bacterial and rickettsial infections
penicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
polymyxin - any of several toxic antibiotics obtained from a particular soil bacterium
Primaxin - trade name for a parenteral antibiotic
pyocyanase - a yellow-green mixture of antibiotics obtained from the bacillus of green pus
pyocyanin - a toxic blue crystalline antibiotic found in green pus
spectinomycin - an antibiotic used to treat gonorrhea
streptomycin - an antibiotic produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus and used to treat tuberculosis
streptothricin - a basic antibiotic derived from a soil actinomycete
subtilin - a polypeptide antibiotic (similar to bacitracin) obtained from a soil bacterium
Nebcin, tobramycin - an antibiotic (trade name Nebcin) that is especially effective against Gram-negative bacteria
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Dr O'Neill's latest research found that a compound identified in the 1940s could now be a realistic contender as the basis of a new antibiotic drug.
This study repurposes an antibiotic drug that has established data regarding its benefit and safety in dogs when used to treat certain infections.
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Launched in March 2015, the White House National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria aims to move at least two new vaccines, non-traditional therapeutics and antibiotic drug candidates from preclinical tests to clinical trials by 2020, among other outcomes.
In Zambales province, the Department of Health distributed 4,000 capsules of doxycycline, an antibiotic drug to combat leptospirosis, to communities affected by floods in the towns of Subic and San Felipe.
Previous research shows care home residents are disproportionately high users of antibiotics, which puts them at significant risk of developing antibiotic drug resistance.
While still far from being declared a true antibiotic drug, the compound teixobactin tested well in lab dishes against Clostridium difficile, a microbe high on doctors' most-wanted list, as well as against bacteria that cause anthrax and tuberculosis.
Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Health has issued a circular about the potential risks of azithromycin, an antibiotic drug used to treat certain types of bacterial infections.
THE discovery of residues of a banned antibiotic drug in shrimps imported from India is causing concern in the United States.
The antibiotic drug rifaximin may be the first to provide relief from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms even after patients stop taking the medication.
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In its annual report, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) highlighted the measures it had taken to combat a TB strain which is resistant to the antibiotic drug isoniazid.