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Definition of Antimicrobial

Antimicrobial: A drug used to treat a microbial infection.

"Antimicrobial" is a general term that refers to a group of drugs that includes antibiotics, antifungals, antiprotozoals, and antivirals.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9621
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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