Probiotic

Probiotics are microorganisms that provide health benefits when consumed, as claimed by some. The term probiotic is currently used to name ingested microorganisms associated with beneficial effects to humans and animals. Introduction of the concept is generally attributed to Nobel Prize recipient Eli Metchnikoff, who in 1907 suggested that `the d....
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probiotic

(pro″bi-ot´ik) a preparation of nonpathogenic microorganisms introduced into the body for their health benefits, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus ingested to modify the intestinal microflora.
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probiotic

A live microorganism used as a dietary supplement to help with digestion and normal bowel function. It may also help keep the gastrointestinal (GI) tract healthy. A bacterium found in yogurt called Lactobacillus acidophilus, is the most common probiotic.
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probiotic

General term for a substance that promotes the growth of microorganisms. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Probiotic

living organisms used to manipulate fermentation in the rumen.
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Probiotic

Probiotic: A microbe that protects its host and prevents disease. The best-known probiotic is Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is found in yogurt, acidophilus milk, and supplements. Probiotics counter the decimation of helpful intestinal bacteria by antibiotics. Probiotics given in combination with antibiotics are therefore useful in preventing ant...
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probiotic

Type: Term Pronunciation: prō′bī-ot′ik Definitions: 1. Relating to probiosis. 2. In veterinary medicine, a therapeutic preparation that provides bacteria orally resulting in a normalizing effect on the gut. Indications include disturbances of normal gut flora following antibiotic therapy and in infectious diarrheas. Lactobacil...
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