Medical Definition of Good-for-you bacteria

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Good-for-you bacteria: Bacteria that are good for health. Lactobacillus acidophilus are a type of good-for-you bacteria. The term is an informal one for probiotic.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

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