Probiotics in perspective.

@article{Shanahan2010ProbioticsIP,
  title={Probiotics in perspective.},
  author={F Shanahan},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={139 6},
  pages={1808-12}
}
edicine is beset by a tyranny of terminology. Words and labels outlive their usefulness when endered inaccurate by new discoveries or if they become n impediment in the face of changing concepts. The erm antibiotic was once restricted to metabolites of icrobial origin, but modern usage demanded that it mbrace sulfonamides and synthetic antimicrobials. Simlarly, probiotics are “live microorganisms, which, when onsumed in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit n the host,”1 but this fails to… CONTINUE READING