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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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Conclusion of non-exclusive discount agreements pursuant to section 130a (8) sgb v on medicines containing the active substance fosfomycin (atc: J01xx01) within the period from 1.
The 2010 International Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis and Pyelonephritis encourage use of nitrofurantoin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and fosfomycin trimetamol in women as first-line agents.
Objective: To determine, the susceptibility pattern of carbapenamase producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) against polymyxinB, tigecycline and fosfomycin.
To assess the susceptibility pattern of MRSA against vancomycin, linezolid, tigecycline, rifampicin, fosfomycin fusidic acid, clindamycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and teicoplanin, minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for given antimicrobials were performed on 234 MRSA clinical isolates using automated VITEK 2 system.
Fosfomycin is an antimicrobial drug that shows a wide spectrum of activity that includes enterococci, staphylococci, and many gram-negative species (1).
The following antibiotics were included: amoxicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (AMC), piperacillin, piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP), mezlocillin, mezlocillin-sulbactam (MSU), cefazolin, cefuroxime, ceftriaxone, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, cefoperazone, cefoperazone-sulbactam (CSL), cefepime, aztreonam, moxalactam, imipenem, meropenem, panipenem, ertapenem, gentamycin, amikacin, tetracycline, minocycline, tigecycline, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, nitrofurantoin, fosfomycin, polymyxin B, and colistin.
Various antibiotic discs such as amikacin, amoxicillin, cefixime, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, ceftriaxone, cefuroxime, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, fosfomycin, moxifloxacin, cefoperazone-sulbactam, piperacillin-tazobactam, imipenem, meropenem, were used for the antimicrobial susceptibility testing and results were observed after 16-18 hours of incubation at 37AdegC.
22) Tetracycline (TET), doxycyclin (DOX), kanamycin (KAN), and fosfomycin (FOS) resistance were also detected in the FCF624 strain (Table 1), showing multiple resistance phenotypes, rarely reported in Y.
Staphylococcus 390 Vancomycin, Mupirocin, Neomycin, Tetracycline, Chloramphenicol, Streptomycin, Spectinomycin, Macrolide, Lincosamide, Streptogramin A and B, Fosfomycin, Pleuromutilin, Trimethoprim, Apramycin, Phenicols, Oxazolidinones, Erythromycin, Gentamicin, Apramycin, Methicillin, Bleomycin, Antiseptic, Isoleucine, Pleuromutilins, Kanamycin, Trimethoprim, Minocycline and Penicillins.
While fosfomycin 3 g as a single dose is still recommended as firstline treatment, it is less effective than either TMP-SMX or nitrofurantoin.
The isolate had a relatively low fosfomycin MIC of 16 [micro]g/mL by ETEST.
The investigators said the superbug was controlled by an intravenous formulation of fosfomycin , but such solutions are not approved for use in the United States.