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anti-infective

Syllabification: an·ti-in·fec·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌantēinˈfektiv, ˌantī-
 
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Definition of anti-infective in English:

adjective

(Of a drug) used to prevent infection.
Example sentences
  • 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.

noun

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An anti-infective drug.
Example sentences
  • 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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