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Widely applicable or effective: a broad-spectrum antibiotic.


(Pharmacology) (modifier) effective against a wide variety of diseases or microorganisms: a broad-spectrum antibiotic.


1. (of an antibiotic) effective against a wide range of organisms.
2. having a wide range of uses.
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Ashland Specialty Ingredients recently presented the merits of its Escalol S UV filter as an important ingredient in highly efficient broad-spectrum sun care products.
SAN DIEGO -- Narrow-spectrum antibiotics yield outcomes that are at least comparable to, if not better than, broad-spectrum antibiotics when prescribed to children with appendicitis, according to a retrospective cohort study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies.
62% of children had at least one exposure to narrow-spectrum antibiotics and 41% to broad-spectrum antibiotics.
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:BCRX) reported today that its broad-spectrum antiviral BCX4430 has been shown to be highly effective against yellow fever in a preclinical disease model.
It wasn't until recently that the FDA was able to establish an accurate and reliable broad-spectrum test," she said.
Utilizing our patent-pending LE (low emission) technology IPBC 20 LE boasts broad-spectrum biocidal activity, while containing low-to-no VOC content.
Ceftobiprole is the first anti-MRSA broad-spectrum cephalosporin to demonstrate efficacy in a large clinical trial in patients infected with staphylococcal infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
To the Editor: Since the early 1980s, extended-spectrum [beta]-lactamases (ESBLs) have been the largest source of resistance to broad-spectrum oxyimino-cephalosporins among Enterobacteriaceae (1).
As a trusted, broad-spectrum antibiotic, Clavamox enjoys a wide range of uses in treating dental and other common infections.
and 4 when the sun's rays are strongest * Learn your local UV index (see chart), a sun-severity forecast listed in many newspapers * Always wear broad-spectrum sunscreen (lotion with chemicals that absorb and reflect both UVA and UVB rays) labeled SPF 15 or higher.
When a seemingly straightforward pelvic infection fails to respond to empiric broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotic therapy, think "pelvic mass," Dr.
The sunscreen container should have a sun protection factor (SPF) rating of 15 or above and should state that it provides broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection.