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antibiotics
Subject Category
H Health and Pathology
Definition
Chemical substances produced by microorganisms or synthetically that inhibit the growth of, or destroy, bacteria. Antibiotics are used at therapeutic levels to fight disease in humans and animals. Since the 1950s they have been used at subtherapeutic levels in animal feeds to enhance growth and prevent disease in livestock and poultry.
Definition Source
Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws. Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, 2005 Edition.
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Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/10186
Used For
anti-bacterial agents
anti-mycobacterial agents
antibacterial agents
antimycobacterial agents
antitubercular agents
antitubercular drugs
bactericides
bacteriocidal agents
bacteriocides
Broader Term
anti-infective agents
Narrower Term
aminoglycoside antibiotics
bambermycin
beta-lactam antibiotics
bialaphos
blasticidin S
citrinin
fosfomycin
fosmidomycin
fumagillin
lasalocid
levofloxacin
lincomycin
macrolide antibiotics
narasin
nigericin
novobiocin
peptide antibiotics
rifamycins
tenuazonic acid
tetracyclines
tunicamycin
validamycins
Related Term
avermectins
feed additives
fluoroquinolones
gamithromycin
protein synthesis inhibitors
streptozotocin
Spanish
antibióticos
Term Number
10186