bactericidal antibiotic


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bactericidal antibiotic

An antibiotic that kills microorganisms.
See also: antibiotic
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Cephalosporins, chemical "cousins" of penicillin, have been the mainstays of bactericidal antibiotic therapy for many years.
Bactericidal Antibiotics Induce Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Oxidative Damage in Mammalian Cells.
One explanation is that the mechanism of *OH formation induced by bactericidal antibiotics is probably the end product of oxidative damage to cell involving generation of superoxide ([O.sub.2.sup.-]), destabilization of Fe-sulfur (Fe-S) clusters, and stimulation of Fenton reaction [12].