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an·aer·o·bic

(an'ār-ō'bik),
Relating to an anaerobe; living without dioxygen.

anaerobic

(ăn′ə-rō′bĭk, -âr-ō′-)
adj.
1. Living or occurring in the absence of free oxygen: anaerobic bacteria.
2. Of or relating to anaerobes.

an′aer·o′bi·cal·ly adv.

anaerobic

adjective
(1) Referring to an anaerobe.
(2) Lacking (adequate) O2.

an·aer·o·bic

, anaerobiotic (an'ār-ō'bik, ār-ō-bī-ot'ik)
Relating to an anaerobe; living without oxygen.

anaerobic

Living and being capable of reproducing in the absence of free oxygen. Only certain very simple organisms, such as some bacteria, are capable of anaerobic existence.

Anaerobic

Referring to an organism that can live in the absence of air or oxygen. About two-thirds of animal bites are found to contain anaerobic disease-producing organisms.

Anaerobic 

Ability to sustain life in an atmosphere devoid of oxygen. See aerobic.
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The rapeutic implications of bacteriologic findings in mixed aerobic and anaerobic infections. Antimicrob agents chemother 1988;32(5):611-16.
Management of mixed aerobic and anaerobic infections requires surgical correction and drainage of pus and the administration of antimicrobial agents effective against both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
The common clinical conditions with anaerobic infections include deep seated abscesses, infection of closed spaces, wound infections, gangrene, infection in the vicinity of mucosal surfaces, septicemia.
Metronidazole remains the empirical drug of choice for most of the anaerobic infections. In the present study, all the strains of P anaerobius have shown excellent activity against metronidazole.
Peripheral vascular disease in diabetics may predispose patients to anaerobic infections (8).
Secnidazole is not recommended for the treatment of anaerobic infections and the amoebic liver abscess.
Kasper, "Anaerobic infections: general concepts," in Mandell, Douglas and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, J.
In turn the process super oxygenates and feeds the cells, and in so doing eradicates anaerobic infections without addiction, side effects, or problems.
Volume two focuses on details of bacterial infection, describing particularly virulent, damaging, or widespread pathogens and their mechanisms of pathogenesis, as well as specific mechanisms of localized and anaerobic infections. Gastrointestinal infections are discussed in particular detail, addressing toxin-associated diseases and superficial vs systemic infection.
Clindamycin in the treatment of serious anaerobic infections. Ann Intern Med.
The drug is effective for the management of anaerobic infections, such as intra-abdominal and gynecologic infections, septicemia, endocarditis, bone and joint infections, central nervous system infections, respiratory tract infections, skin, and oral and dental infections.