etiotropic

e·ti·o·tro·pic

(ē'tē-ō-trop'ik),
Directed against the cause; denoting a remedy that attenuates or destroys the causal factor of a disease.
[G. aitia, cause, + tropē, a turning]

etiotropic

(ē″tē-ō-trŏp′ĭk) [Gr. aita, cause, + tropos, turning]
Directed against the cause of a disease; used of a drug or treatment that destroys or inactivates the causal agent of a disease. Opposite of nosotropic.

e·ti·o·tro·pic

(ētē-ō-trōpik)
Directed against the cause; denoting a remedy that attenuates or destroys the causal factor of a disease.
[G. aitia, cause, + tropē, a turning]
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Despite active antiepidemic actions, mass vaccination campaigns, and facilities of etiotropic therapy, infectious diseases still challenge the whole world.
Genetic evaluation can help clinicians determine the precise diagnosis, and provide etiotropic treatment and prognosis.
Recently, the connection between DED and Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection in simultaneous clinical signs of follicular conjunctivitis has been reported, and, in that case, conjunctival localization of the agent as well as partial efficacy of etiotropic therapy has been proved [27].
Furthermore, a number of studies have shown it has beneficial effects in animals such as etiotropic effects on the health status and growth rates of calves (Matsumoto et al., 2009), capacitating action on ram spermatozoa (de las Heras et al., 1997), and protective effects against neurotoxicant-induced cell death (Cho et al., 2007).
Under such circumstances, the systemic etiotropic antibacterial therapy (SEAT) in these patients doomed to failure in the case of ignoring changes in the structure of microflora and its resistance to antibiotics.
The selection of the samples was required for bacteriological cultivation as well as examination with EIA and PCR (in 95 patients) at the first day of admission to the hospital before the onset of etiotropic therapy.
Design and study of new agents having antitubercular activity: the original compound perchlosone as a potent agent of etiotropic therapy for tuberculosis.
However, with an etiotropic treatment, blood pressure can be controlled or even returned to normal.
Determination of the etiological factor in sepsis takes a significant place in the determination of the etiotropic therapy.
On the basis of the findings regarding the possible efficacy of DFA III as a prebiotic (Minamida et al., 2005; 2006), we speculated that the etiotropic effects of DFA III could be applied to group-housed calves that are fed milk replacers and that DFA III administration would help maintain good health in the calves and hence reduce the use of antibiotics.