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An antibacterial is a compound or substance that kills or slows down the growth of bacteria . [ 1 ] The term is often used synonymously with the term antibiotic(s) ; today, however, with increased knowledge of the causative agents of various infectious diseases, antibiotic(s) has come

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Most liquid hand and body soaps contain antibacterial chemicals. Triclosan is a common ingredient. Since there is a great variety of bacteria, effectiveness against any given type of bacterium does not ensure that it is effective against unrelated types. These are generally only contained

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bios , "life") is a substance or compound that kills bacteria or inhibits their growth. [ 1 ] Antibacterial is an alternative name. Antibiotics belong to the broader group of antimicrobial compounds, used to treat infections caused by microorganisms , including fungi and protozoa .

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There are approximately ten times as many bacterial cells in the human flora as there are human cells in the body, with large numbers of bacteria on the skin and as gut flora . [ 6 ] The vast majority of the bacteria in the body are rendered harmless by the protective effects of the immune

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Vancomycin was first isolated in 1953 by Edmund Kornfeld (working at Eli Lilly ) from a soil sample collected from the interior jungles of Borneo by a missionary. [ 1 ] The organism that produced it was eventually named Amycolatopsis orientalis . [ 2 ] The original indication for vancomycin

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The compound LY 146032 was discovered by researchers at Eli Lilly and Company in the late 1980s. LY 146032 showed promise in Phase I/II clinical trials for treatment of infection caused by Gram-positive organisms. Lilly ceased development because high dose therapy was associated with adverse | 2011/8/1 20:11:46

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The primary cause of antibiotic resistance is genetic mutation in bacteria. The prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria is a result of antibiotic use both within medicine and veterinary medicine. The greater the duration of exposure the greater the risk of the development of resistance | 2011/9/30 15:38:46

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Discovered in the 1990s and first approved for use in 2000, linezolid was the first commercially available 1,3-oxazolidinone antibiotic. As of 2009 [update] , it is the only marketed oxazolidinone, although others are in development. As a protein synthesis inhibitor , it stops the growth of

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The quinolones are a family of synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics . The term quinolone(s) refers to potent synthetic chemotherapeutic antibacterials. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The first generation of the quinolones begins with the introduction of nalidixic acid in 1962 for treatment of urinary tract | 2011/5/19 4:10:59