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 (ăn′tē-băk-tîr′ē-əl, ăn′tī-)
Destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
An antibacterial substance.

an′ti·bac·te′ri·al n.


effective against bacteria


(ˌæn ti bækˈtɪər i əl, ˌæn taɪ-)

destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antibacterial - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growthantibacterial - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
antibiotic, antibiotic 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"
azithromycin, Zithromax - a systemic antibacterial medicine (trade name Zithromax) that is prescribed to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body
dapsone - antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
dicloxacillin, Dynapen - antibacterial (trade name Dynapen) used to treat staphylococcal infections that are resistant to penicillin
hexachlorophene - antibacterial substance that is a water-soluble powder used in antiseptic soaps and toothpaste
INH, isoniazid, Nydrazid - antibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Mandelamine, methenamine, Urex - antibacterial agent (trade names Mandelamine and Urex) that is contained in many products that are used to treat urinary infections
nalidixic acid, NegGram - antibacterial agent used especially to treat genitourinary infections
Neosporin - trade name for a topical drug containing several antibacterials; used as an ointment for skin irritations and in the form of eyedrops for minor eye infections
Macrodantin, nitrofurantoin - derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; used to treat infections of the urinary tract
Rifadin, rifampin, Rimactane - an antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis
sulfa, sulfa drug, sulfonamide, sulpha - antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA
Achromycin, tetracycline - an antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections
crystal violet, gentian violet - a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
Adj.1.antibacterial - destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth


adj antibacteriano
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Contract awarded for fosfomycin disc, for proof of sensitivity (vial of 50 disks)
However, CRE isolate data did not contain information on susceptibility to other CRE treatment options, including colistin, tigecycline, polymyxin B, and fosfomycin (23).
In vitro activity of linezolid in combination with doxycycline, fosfomycin, levofloxacin, rifampicin and vancomycin against methicillinsusceptible Staphylococcus aureus.
5 Imipenem [less than or [less than or equal to] 2 equal to] 2 Meropenem [less than or <1 equal to] 1 Nitrofurantoin 64 >64 Fosfomycin [less than or >32 equal to] 32 Tigecycline [less than or [less than or ([dagger]) equal to] 1 equal to] 1 Trimethoprim/ >4/76 >4/76 sulfamethoxazole Colistin [less than or [less than or ([dagger]) equal to] 2 equal to] <2 2011 Antibiotics [MIC.
Peptide antibiotics: polymyxins, glycopeptides, bacitracin, and fosfomycin.
Fosfomycin and mecillinam have been used extensively for the treatment of UTIs, mainly in Scandinavia and Europe, for decades while resistance rates remain low (12).
aureus strains was determined by disc diffusion method for penicillin G (10 UI), gentamicine (10 [micro]g), tobramycin (10 [micro]g), kanamycin (30 [micro]g), amikacin (30 [micro]g) erythromycin (15 [micro]g), spiramycin (10 [micro]g), lincomycin (10 [micro]g), la pristinamycin (15 [micro]g), la vancomycin (30 [micro]g), l'ofloxacin (5 [micro]g), tetracyclin (30 [micro]g), chloramphenicol (30 [micro]g), fosfomycin (50 [micro]g), fusidic acid (10 [micro]g), la bacitracine (8 [micro]g), nalidixic acid (30 [micro]g), noviobicine (30 [micro]g) (Bioanalyse, UK) and three antimicrobials such erythromycin, tetracycline, chloramphenicol were selected and confirmed by MIC (E-test) (Biomerieux, Marcy, l'Etoile, France) on Muller Hinton agar.
monocytogenes isolates and other Listeria species are sensitive to a wide range of antibiotics active against gram-positive bacteria, with the exception of cephalosporins and fosfomycin (Antunes, Reu, Sousa, Pestana, & Peixe, 2002; Charpentier & Courvalin, 1999; Vitas, Sanchez, Aguado, & Garcia-Jalon, 2007).
Prescriptions for the first-line urinary anti-infectives trimethoprim/sulfa-methoxazole, trimethoprim, fosfomycin, and nitrofurantoin remained constant (P = .
Prescriptions for the first-line urinary anti-infectives trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, fosfomycin, and nitrofurantoin remained constant (P = .
Pharmacokinetics of disodium fosfomycin in broilers and dose strategies to comply with its pharmacodynamics versus Escherichia coli.
Prevention of recurrent lower urinary tract infections by long-term administration of fosfomycin trometamol.