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Chemical substances, produced by living organisms or synthesized (created) in laboratories, for the purpose of killing other organisms that cause disease; some cancer therapies interfere with the body’s ability to fight off infection (they suppress the immune system), so antibiotics may be needed along with the cancer treatment to prevent or treat infections.

See also: * Infections Associated with Lymphedema

glossary/antibiotic.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)