Probiotics D019936

Phenomena and Processes [G] » Physiological Phenomena [G07] » Diet, Food, and Nutrition » Food » Dietary Supplements » Probiotics

Technology, Industry, and Agriculture [J] » Food and Beverages [J02] » Food » Dietary Supplements » Probiotics

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Live microbial DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS which beneficially affect the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance. Antibiotics and other related compounds are not included in this definition. In humans, lactobacilli are commonly used as probiotics, either as single species or in mixed culture with other bacteria. Other genera that have been used are bifidobacteria and streptococci. (J. Nutr. 1995;125:1401-12)   MeSH

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Synbiotics
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