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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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Antibiotics are important for treating serious bacterial infections but their effectiveness is threatened by antibacterial resistance.
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The author also ignores research confirming that the use of antibacterial wash products in the home environment does not contribute to antibiotic or antibacterial resistance, substantiating previous research that showcased similar findings.
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Three novel treatments for gonorrhea, currently in late stages of development, could give clinicians an edge in the fight against antibacterial resistance, according to a federal health official.
The researchers question if the chemicals could contribute to antibacterial resistance.
Therefore, the use of bacteriocins can be considered as a good replacement for the antibiotics, or it can reduce the risk of antibacterial resistance by being added to antibiotics.
This provides hope for developing alternative drugs which may be of help in fighting the menace of growing antibacterial resistance.
For example, the institute launched its Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group in 2013, which is charged with advancing clinical research with the ultimate hope of attracting private drug company investments.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Burn Infection Treatment and Antibacterial Resistance.