Medical Dictionary

antibiogram

noun an·ti·bi·o·gram \ -ˈbī-ə-ˌgram \

medical Definition of antibiogram

:a collection of data usually in the form of a table summarizing the percent of individual bacterial pathogens susceptible to different antimicrobial agents
Note: An antibiogram is generated after bacteria are isolated (as from a patient's tissues or body fluids) and subjected to laboratory testing.
  • Local hospitals offer more directed help to their physicians by creating antibiograms, or tables that chart the resistance patterns within a specific facility.
  • —Avani PatelThe Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press16 May 1999

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