Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:
-- The first section of this topic is shown below --
[anti- + biotic]
1. A natural or synthetic substance that destroys microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antibiotics are used extensively to treat infectious diseases in plants, animals, and humans. SEE: antimicrobial drug; SEE: bacterium 2. Destructive to life. 3. Pert. to antibiosis.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Antibiotic." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763424/all/antibiotic.
Antibiotic. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763424/all/antibiotic. Accessed October 15, 2019.
Antibiotic. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763424/all/antibiotic
Antibiotic [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 15]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763424/all/antibiotic.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC
T1 - antibiotic
ID - 763424
ED - Venes,Donald,
BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary
UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763424/all/antibiotic
PB - F.A. Davis Company
ET - 23
DB - Nursing Central
DP - Unbound Medicine