• WordNet 3.6
    • adj antibiotic of or relating to antibiotic drugs
    • n antibiotic a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 18 million courses of antibiotics are prescribed for the common cold in the United States per year. Research shows that colds are caused by viruses. 50 million unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed for viral respiratory infections.
    • antibiotic Opposed to a belief in the presence or possibility of life.
    • antibiotic In biology, injurious or deadly to the living substance: as, an antibiotic secretion.
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In literature:

The air-regenerating apparatus had been developed from the aeriating culture-tanks in which antibiotics were grown on Earth.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Treatment by vitamins, diet, antibiotics, infrared and ultraviolet rays, all were useless.
"Wind" by Charles Louis Fontenay
Joe Kuzak, full of new antibiotics and coagulants, was still up and around.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
It was empty of whatever antibiotic the analyzer had called for.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Every antibiotic available is being sent.
"Prologue to an Analogue" by Leigh Richmond
I wondered often what could have been in that stuff to make it such a powerful antibiotic.
"Jack of No Trades" by Charles Cottrell
There were medics available and though the wound was a decisive one, it need not be fatal, not in this day of surgery and antibiotics.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Right now, for instance, strains of bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics.
"The Old Die Rich" by Horace Leonard Gold
Some contained antibiotics, some concentrated acids, some desiccants.
"Contamination Crew" by Alan Edward Nourse
We'll load everybody up with antibiotics and hope for the best.
"The Unprotected Species" by Melvin Sturgis
He cursed, and turned to his bag, selecting the most catholic antibiotic it contained.
"Feet Of Clay" by Phillip Hoskins
Now, of course, billion-dollar industries thrive by enhancing our arsenal of antibiotics.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
You may be having a reaction to the antibiotic, but it can't be all that serious.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Calcium gluconate and gas gangrene antitoxin as well as antibiotics are helpful.
"Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)" by Ray D. Burkett

In news:

Topical antibiotics prevent infection from small cuts, abrasions.
Intensified antibiotic treatment might improve the outcome of tuberculous meningitis.
The Procter & Gamble Company said today that it was seeking approval for an antibiotic cure of an infection that often causes peptic ulcers .
Eliminating Antibiotics from Food Animals Is Unwise .
ORLANDO—Eliminating antibiotic drugs from food animal production may have little positive effect on resistant bacteria that threaten human health, according to the Institute of Food Technologists.
Upper respiratory tract infection in children is one of the most frequent reasons for visiting a family doctor, and antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately.
Routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock may be contaminating the world of plants.
WHO has identified antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest threats to human health.
Antibiotic Resistance A Growing Concern For UTIs .
There are, however, a group of antibiotics for which CVM prohibits extralabel use.
In short, here is Butler's case as set forth in the article: In January 2003, Butler, working to discover antibiotics that could effectively combat bioterror strikes of the plague, could not locate 30 vials of plague specimens.
Oct 15, 2012 (Morning Edition) — As acne bacteria develop resistance to antibiotic treatments, doctors turn to zit-fighting viruses.
Additive Makes Antibiotics Stand Up to MRSA.
Additive restores antibiotic effectiveness against MRSA.
American kids are taking fewer antibiotics but more drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD .

In science:

Estimate the effect of a within-cluster covariate Metlay et al. (2007) evaluated the effectiveness of an educational program that attempted to reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics for conditions nonresponsive to antibiotics.
Misspecifying the Shape of a Random Effects Distribution: Why Getting It Wrong May Not Matter
Cluster-randomized trial to improve antibiotic use for adults with acute respiratory infections treated in emergency departments.
Misspecifying the Shape of a Random Effects Distribution: Why Getting It Wrong May Not Matter
Antibiotic treatments may kill many of the active bacteria, but the robust quiescent subset of the bacteria survives for longer, allowing the infection to weather the storm and propagate in the future.
The chaos within: exploring noise in cellular biology
Still more recently, over-enthusiastic taxonomists have contributed to confusion about distinctness of plant species (Riesenberg et al. 2006), and pharmaceutical companies have discovered that it is not a good investment to develop antibiotics, because new ones are used sparingly (Nathan 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
Evaluating treatment protocols to prevent antibiotic resistance.
A dynamic Bayesian nonlinear mixed-effects model of HIV response incorporating medication adherence, drug resistance and covariates
Walsh, Assembly-line enzymology for polyketide and nonribosomal peptide antibiotics: machinery, and mechanisms, Chem.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines