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narrow spectrum

Having a limited span of action against only a few diseases, conditions, or pathogens.
See also: spectrum
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The semiconductor materials used in existing IR detectors only react to a narrow spectrum of radiation, and they must be replaced before the detector can sense other IR wavelength regimes.
Fidaxomicin is a narrow spectrum antibiotic being developed for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
Fidaxomicin is an orally administered, macrocyclic antibiotic with a new mechanism and narrow spectrum of action.
Functional Genetics' approach of host-based targeting of viral disease is designed to overcome issues that have previously eluded anti-infective therapies, including acquired drug resistance and the relatively narrow spectrum of current therapies.
There is a narrow spectrum within which consumers - specifically, mothers - will accept innovative dairy products.
The diverse late-stage MRSA pipeline includes broad-spectrumagents such as quinolones--Rib-x's delafloxacin and Furiex's JNJ-Q2--and several narrow spectrum agents which will launch over the next decade, including tedizolid, Durata's dalbavancin and The Medicines Company's oritavancin.
Today, licensed spectrum choices often come with limitations such as narrow spectrum availability and poor performance characteristics.
AvidBiotics today announced the receipt of two new grants totaling $1 million dollars from the National Institutes of Health that further the development of the company's novel Avidocin[TM] platform for narrow spectrum antibacterial proteins against important health care threats.
The narrow spectrum profile of OPT-80 may eradicate Clostridium difficile selectively with minimal disruption to the normal intestinal flora.
OPT-80, also known as PAR-101, is a first in-class narrow spectrum antimicrobial agent with excellent activity against many clostridia, including C.
Fidaxomicin's Narrow Spectrum of Activity May Explain Reduced Recurrence of C.