inhibitor of antibiotic resistance

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DefinitionInhibitors of antibiotic resistance, including specifically antibiotic adjuvants, are non-antibiotic compounds which act to block resistance or enhance antibiotic action. These are delivered in combination with an antibiotic (e.g. amoxicillin-clavulanic acid) and may either affect the host organism or the pathogen. Adjuvants are therefore used to rescue the activity of existing drugs, and are researched as an alternative solution the antibiotic resistance crisis.
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