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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.
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effective against bacteria
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(ˌæn ti bækˈtɪər i əl, ˌæn taɪ-)

destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
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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
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adj antibacteriano
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Morganella morganii indeed show resistance to polymyxin B and E, when isolated from blood and urine specimens was efficiently treated by combination therapy of fosfomycin in double dose and meropenem.23 Isolate Mm-4232 showed resistance to [beta]-lactams together with carbapenems, in combination with trimethoprim- sulfamethoxazole and aminoglycosides, was kept in the category of extensive drug resistance.
Nabriva Therapeutics is also developing ContepoTM (fosfomycin) for injection, a potential first-in-class epoxide antibiotic for complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including acute pyelonephritis.
NEPG is proud of being the first Vitamin C producer in China, as well as the inventor of the two steps fermentation technology of VC production; Piracetam products capacity is the biggest one in the world; NEPG is the leading Fosfomycin producer in China.
Trimethoprim + Sulfamethoxazole (Injection 800mg + 160mg), Chloramphenicol (Tablets / Capsules 250mg), Ivermectin (Tablets 3mg and 6mg), Amphotericin (Injection 50mg), (Long acting) Benzathine penicillin (Injection 0.1MIU, 0.6MIU, 1.2MIU, 0.05MIU), Parenteral fosfomycin (Injection 1gram).Rabies immunoglobulin (Injection 150IU/ml, 200IU/ml), Primaquine (Tablets 7.5mg), Voriconazole (Tablets 40mg, 200mg), Typhoid vaccine (Injection 1000 mil/ml, 25 mcg/0.5ml, 500 mil/0.5ml), Injection Hydralazine (20mg), Rabies Vaccine (Injection 2.5IU/ml, 200IU/ml).
Summary: This report studies the global market size of Fosfomycin Sodium in key regions like North America, Europe, China and Japan, focuses on the consumption of Fosfomycin Sodium in these regions.
Although other antibiotics, such as fosfomycin, are more effective toward ESBL, nitrofurantoin is still adequate in treating uncomplicated ESBL E.
Eighteen antibiotics (Bioanalyse, Ankara, Turkey) including Augmentin (30mcg), Ampicillin (10mcg), Cefoxitin (30mcg), Clindamycin (2mcg), Chloramphenicol (30mcg), Ciprofloxacin (5mcg), Erythromycin (15mcg), Fosfomycin (200mcg), Gentamycin (10mcg), Kanamycin (30mcg), Oxacillin (1mcg), Ofloxacin (5mcg), Penicillin (10mcg), Rifampicin (5mcg), Tetracycline (30mcg), Teicoplanin (30mcg), Trimethoprim (5mcg), and Vancomycin (30mcg) were used.
More recently, high-dose oral fosfomycin has been recommended as an effective outpatient therapy.
This is a well designed randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial evaluating whether the addition of fosfomycin trometamol (FOS) to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) prophylaxis following renal transplantation diminishes the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) during the first 6 months following renal transplantation in adult patients.
Then for an infection with resistant bacteria there's another antibiotic called fosfomycin, and a single high dose of this drug is likely to be most effective.
A total number of 137 patients had culture proven salmonella typhi, of whom 61(44.52%) showed sensitivity only to meropenem, 45 (32.8%) to azithromycin,13(9.4%) to fosfomycin, 11(8.02%) to Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, 5 patients showed sensitivity to ceftriaxone(3.64%) and one had sensitivity to amikacin.