antimicrobial drugs


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an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al drugs

(antē-mī-krōbē-ăl drŭgz)
Substances that kill or inhibit growth of microscopic pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses.
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Her primary research interest is assessing the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs and associated long-term outcomes.
He said:'In Europe and the United States, the use of antimicrobial drugs is banned and this completely solves the problem of abuse.
In that table (page 5) the different classes of antimicrobial drugs are divided into two groups.
The criteria for the selection of the 203 charts included patients from the cancer or hematological clinics, using antimicrobial drugs, with nursing information between 2008 and 2011.
"The WHO has identified irrational use of antimicrobial drugs as a major driver of AMR wherein antibiotics may no longer work against infectious diseases," according to the FDA.
This topic is discussed in depth in the study Ecosystem approach to promoting appropriate antibiotic use for children in indigenous communities in Ecuador, which proposes a system to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs in children under age 5.
Issued in late June, the guidance outlines strategies to assure that antimicrobial drugs considered important for therapeutic use in humans are used "judiciously" in animal agriculture.
In the past several years, the CTFA/Soap and Detergent Association Industry Coalition has submitted extensive scientific literature to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of consumer antimicrobial drug products.
Of the more than 50 million pounds of antimicrobial drugs produced in the United States to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses, about half are used in agriculture.
The diagnosis of otitis media accounted for 56% of antimicrobial drugs prescribed for children aged 3-35 months and 40% of those prescribed for children aged 36-72 months, Dr.
These scientists are beginning to develop compounds--efflux-pump inhibitors--that have no infection-fighting power of their own but can make current antimicrobial drugs more effective.

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