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An agent that destroys microbes, inhibits their growth, or prevents or counteracts their pathogenic action
A sterile solution containing an antitoxin: it is taken from the blood serum of an immunized animal or person and injected into a person to prevent a specific disease, as tetanus or diphtheria, by creating a passive immunity
A usually new drug that proves extraordinarily effective.
An agent, such as a chemical or biological material, that inhibits bacterial growth.
The branch of this science encompassing treatment by drugs, diet, exercise, and other nonsurgical means.
A substance or agent that kills ticks and mites.
Any of various red, often toxic, polypeptide antibiotics obtained from soil bacteria.
Any process or chemical compound that can produce sterility, used esp. in insect control
A yellow antibiotic, C22H23ClN2O8, isolated from a microorganism (Streptomyces aureofaciens): it is used against a wide variety of bacterial and rickettsial infections and certain viruses
A semisynthetic penicillin, C19 H18 ClN3 O5 S, that is resistant to penicillinase, used in the form of its sodium salt primarily to treat infections caused by penicillinase-producing staphylococcus bacteria.
An antibiotic obtained from the bacteria Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.
Any substance that kills fungi or their spores
A synthetic antibiotic related to penicillin, C17 H19 N2 O6 NaS, used to treat infections caused by staphylococci that produce beta-lactamase and are therefore resistant to beta-lactam penicillin drugs. It has largely been replaced by newer synthetic penicillin drugs that act similarly, such as dicloxacillin.
Any of a group of antibiotics produced by an actinomycete (Streptomyces lavendulae) and active against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and some fungi.
An antibiotic peptide obtained from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis that is active against gram-positive bacteria and various pathogenic fungi.
An antibiotic, C66 H75 Cl2 N9 O24 , obtained from the actinomycete Amycolatopsis orientalis (formerly Streptomyces orientalis ), used usually in the form of its hydrochloride to treat infections with staphylococci and other gram-positive bacteria.
Any of the specific toxic constituents of animal venoms
A substance or agent used to kill worms, especially parasitic worms.
a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
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