Antibiotic vs Rifabutin - What's the difference?

antibiotic | rifabutin |


As nouns the difference between antibiotic and rifabutin

is that antibiotic is antibiotic while rifabutin is a bactericidal antibiotic, primarily used in the treatment of tuberculosis, whose effect is based on blocking the dna-dependent rna-polymerase of the bacteria.

As an adjective antibiotic

is antibiotic.

antibiotic

Noun

(en noun)
  • (pharmacology) Any substance that can destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria and similar microorganisms.
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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (pharmacology) Of or relating to antibiotics.
  • (obsolete) Of or relating to the theory that extraterrestrial life does not exist.
  • See also

    * antibacterial * antiseptic

    rifabutin

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia rifabutin)
  • A bactericidal antibiotic, primarily used in the treatment of tuberculosis, whose effect is based on blocking the DNA-dependent RNA-polymerase of the bacteria.