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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Optimer offers the antibacterial drug DIFICID, which was cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2011 for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in adults 18 years of age or older.
Thanks to a number of their properties like being non-toxic in biologic systems, high surface-to-volume aspect ratio and having conjugated surfaces appropriate for bonding with bio-molecules, gold nanoparticles act as perfect carriers which are able to target the infection spots with a concentrated load of an antibacterial drug.
By my estimate, this translates to over 4,000 fewer scientists working on antibacterial drug discovery," Projan says.
A separate alliance between Millennium and Wyeth-Ayerst, formed in December 1996, focuses on antibacterial drug discovery.
Food and Drug Administration on September 28, 2018, for the treatment of MAC lung disease as part of a combination antibacterial drug regimen for adult patients who have limited or no alternative treatment options.
The agency has approved Aemcolo (rifamycin), an antibacterial drug indicated for the treatment of adult patients with travellers diarrhoea caused by noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli (E.
Maryland Heights, MO, June 26, 2016 --( According to a market research report published by iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc., Antibacterial Drugs Market - Global Antibacterial Drug Classes, Clinical Pipeline Analysis and Forecast 2013-2020, the global antibacterial drugs market is estimated to reach USD 40 Billion by 2020 due to high incidence of infectious diseases.
The new payment, which can be as high as $868 for a full course of the macrolide antibacterial drug, will begin on Oct.
Finch R; BSAC Working Party on The Urgent Need: Regenerating Antibacterial Drug Discovery and Development.Regulatory opportunities to encourage technology solutions to antibacterial drug resistance.J AntimicrobChemother.
A sampling of topics: mining bacterial cell division and bacterial secretion systems for new antibacterial drugs, recent developments in natural products and their potential impact on antibacterial drug discovery, biosynthetic engineering, indigenous human microbiota, and novel targets related to the host-parasite relationship in tuberculosis.
There are scientific, economic, and regulatory challenges that affect the development of new antibacterial drugs. Based on our current understanding of a number of infectious diseases, antibacterial drug effects, and clinical trial design, it is clear that some clinical trial designs used in the past were not an informative means to evaluate drug effectiveness.
To our knowledge, previous population-based surveys have not assessed misconceptions about antibacterial drug use over time.