Meaning of anti-infective in English:



  • (of a drug) used to prevent infection.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘In terms of effective use of field force resources, the respiratory and anti-infective product lines are seasonal and thus highly complementary to one another.’
    • ‘Finally, it is also worth considering the diversity of anti-infective practice guidelines and how current they are in relation to medical practice.’
    • ‘Both anti-inflammatory and anti-infective properties have been proposed.’
    • ‘Eighteen medicinal plants were selected with the history of traditional use as anti-infective agents.’
    • ‘Drug companies need to make more of an effort to find new anti-infective agents as antibiotic resistance grows.’
    • ‘We applied mupirocin, an anti-infective ointment, and a nonadherent composite dressing.’
    • ‘Unpasteurised milk has a higher nutritional value, it contains more vitamins, minerals and natural anti-infective agents which can restrict the growth of contaminating bacteria in the milk and thereby protect the consumer.’
    • ‘The programme, developed over several years, has involved identifying target genes which help keep bacteria alive and then developing compounds which will effectively act as anti-infective agents.’
    • ‘Often, hospital wastes contain organisms which are resistant to most anti-infective agents.’
    • ‘They help with urinary tract infections too and their flavinoids are thought to have a general antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-infective action.’
    • ‘Even now, supplies of eight different anti-infective agents are limited in the United States due to manufacturing problems.’
    • ‘Clinical trials for its anti-infective compound are expected to begin soon.’
    • ‘Researchers have found that the secret ingredient is resveratrol, a phytochemical that's been shown to have anti-infective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.’
    • ‘Its branded medicines include cardiovascular, critical care, anti-infective, and women's health products.’
    • ‘Drugs that affect the central nervous system and anti-infective agents were associated with nearly half the reports.’
    • ‘It is treated with a variety of anti-infective medications.’
    • ‘The troubled pharmaceutical group put its three anti-infective drugs up for sale as part of its drive to raise $1.5 billion from asset disposals over the next 18 months.’


  • An anti-infective drug.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The cause is somewhat mysterious, but dermatologists frequently treat it with oral antibiotics or topic anti-infectives.’
    • ‘The favourite category for the pharma industry continues to be anti-infectives, which contains antibiotics.’
    • ‘Mind you, it looks like the compound really has to be taken in mighty quantities, but anti-infectives often have to be hammered in like this.’
    • ‘Drugs used for other physical disorders did not differ significantly between the two groups, except for anti-infectives, which were given more often to patients who got drugs covertly.’
    • ‘The ‘protocol’ classification includes those anti-infectives which have been approved for stock with the restriction they be used only according to specific criteria.’
    • ‘The world of anti-infectives is one in which guidelines can rapidly lose their relevance, mainly due to the emergence of resistant pathogens and/or the approval of new antimicrobials.’
    • ‘To isolate new anti-infectives that can recognize and bind to any viable mutation of the target, the viable mutants themselves are used to sequentially screen compound libraries.’
    • ‘The drugs most commonly used for eye conditions fall into four groups: anti-infectives, anti-inflammatories, antiglaucoma medications, and lubricants.’
    • ‘Many companies have been scaling back their anti-infectives research over the last few years, and I don't think that the regulatory environment is the main reason.’
    • ‘We are currently applying this technology to the isolation of new classes of anti-infectives that target the protein synthesis machinery of bacterial cells.’
    • ‘Two percent of patients in the Neulasta arm required intravenous anti-infectives versus 10 percent of patients in the placebo arm.’
    • ‘Although many big drug firms have been walking away from development of new anti-infectives for the general practice market, medicines for treating serious infections in hospitals remain an attractive proposition.’
    • ‘It has 1,500 worldwide sales representatives as well as therapeutic focus in neurology, oncology, pain management and anti-infectives.’
    • ‘The products fall under six broad therapeutic categories - cardiovascular, CNS, gastrointestinal, pain management, Type II diabetes and anti-infectives.’
    • ‘It has discovery programmes in the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular, anti-infectives, inflammation and cancer.’
    • ‘In this industry we don't have, except maybe for the anti-infectives, we don't have this tremendous volatility and demand.’
    • ‘In the early 20th century, it was used as a cold and flu remedy, and as an anti-infective until the advent of modern antibiotics.’