Definition of anti-infective in English:


Syllabification: an·ti-in·fec·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌantēinˈfektiv, ˌantī-


  • (Of a drug) used to prevent infection.
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    • Hence, we concluded that unless studies give much more extreme relative risks, randomised trials of anti-infective interventions may be needed to help determine causality.
    • Contact dermatitis in the ear canal can result from almost any local irritant, including topical anti-infective agents and anesthetics and other topical preparations.
    • Going back over the data sets, he says that the sample set is skewed by the inclusion of an inappropriately large group of anti-infective compounds with poor properties.


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  • An anti-infective drug.
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    • Almost all sulfonamides are anti-infectives.
    • After unsuccessful trials of hyperbaric oxygen, immunosuppressive therapy, anti-infectives, and surgical debridement with occlusive dressings, below-the-knee amputation was recommended.
    • The importance of target mutation in the development of new anti-infectives is illustrated by the most recent addition to the antibiotic arsenal, the oxazolidinones.

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