antibacterial drug

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Noun1.antibacterial drug - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growthantibacterial drug - 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
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The fastest growing class of antibacterial drug will be the carbapenems, revenues for which will grow with a CAGR of 3% between 2010 and 2022.
The practices served a population of 87,644 patients and 4,429 prescriptions were issued for an antibacterial drug in December 2006, compared to 4,676 prescriptions in 2005.
The key factor driving change is the growing problem of antibacterial drug resistance, according to a new study, Next Generation Antibiotics - Combating Drug Resistance.
The company has this antibacterial drug that treats the pathogenic bacteria C.
com/reports/c31629) has announced the addition of Antibacterial Drug Resistance: Expanding Opportunities in the Hospital Market to their offering.
Our report discusses issues and events affecting that industry and market from 2013: -- Regulatory approvals and expanded indications -- Growth in emerging national and therapeutic markets -- Antibacterial drug resistance and restricting antibiotic use -- Challenge and opportunity in treating hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) -- Developments in antibacterial diagnostics -- Generic drugs and their competition to novel brands - patent challenges and expiries -- Combination therapy to aid product lifecycle management.
Highlights of the act include establishing a new limited population antibacterial drug approval pathway for antibiotics and including safeguards to guide the appropriate use of antibiotic drugs, "thereby optimizing patient care and limiting the development of resistance.
The products are a chemotherapy drug, an antibacterial drug, an antifungal drug, and a drug used to prevent liver damage after acetaminophen overdoses.
Confusion about the strength of the antibacterial drug Zerbaxa could potentially lead to dosage errors, the Food and Drug Administration cautioned in a May 20 announcement.
This is the fourth antibacterial drug product approved by the FDA in 2014 and, like the other three, it was designated as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) and was given priority review, according to the FDA statement.
Antibacterial drug resistance has become a "world health crisis" they warned and called for research funding to be "urgently increased".