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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.
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  • bacteriocides
  • antitubercular agents
  • anti-mycobacterial agents
  • anti-bacterial agents
  • antitubercular drugs
  • antimycobacterial agents
  • antibacterial agents
  • bacteriocidal agents
  • bactericides
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