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Synonyms for adhesion

Synonyms for adhesion

the close physical union of two objects

Synonyms for adhesion

abnormal union of bodily tissues

a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures

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the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

faithful support for a cause or political party or religion

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A simpler, more natural choice is a whole-fruit cranberry supplement; these supplements act in the same way as FimH inhibitors, preventing bacterial adhesion in the urinary tract.
Even though the process of initial adhesion of bacteria to the CL surface has been extensively examined in terms of the physical and chemical properties of both the bacterial cell and the CL surface, a molecular level understanding of the initial bacterial adhesion process has not been clearly understood (33), (38), (40).
Katsikogianni M, Missirlis, YF, "Concise Review of Mechanisms of Bacterial Adhesion to Biomaterials and of Techniques Used in Estimating Bacteria-Material Interactions.
In addition, the restorative holds its shape to create beautifully shaped, natural-looking restorations; it has good polishability, an exceptional low water uptake substantially decreased exogenic staining and exhibits a lower bacterial adhesion rate compared to many leading composites tested.
Because this bacterium grows easily at acidic pH (4), a classic condition in the CF airway surface liquid, acidity might contribute to bacterial adhesion and colonization (10).
In addition, the fact that cranberry NDM acts by preventing bacterial adhesion rather than by inhibiting growth may be an advantage in that it reduces the development of resistant bacteria.
Effects of substratum topography on bacterial adhesion.
Nevertheless, the theoretical reduction in bacterial adhesion conferred by the hydrophilic PVP surface and the ability to choose which antibiotic the device is immersed intra-operatively gives the implanting surgeon distinct advantages with this new product.
The company claims that "In laboratory test tubes, compounds in purple grape juice were as effective as those in cranberry juice in reducing bacterial adhesion associated with urinary tract infections.
These methods should be able to bacterial adhesion, proliferation and be able to quantify bacteriostatic or bactericidal properties of the material's surface.
In one new approach to the problem of bacterial adhesion, Mark Schoenfisch of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill used nitric oxide gas (SN: 9/15/01, p.
Thus, we hypothesized that polymeric nitric oxide release might represent a new approach for reducing bacterial adhesion and possibly the incidence or severity of infection.
The researchers identified a specific compound within the extract responsible for inhibiting bacterial adhesion.
They evaluated the effects of a chitosan on bacterial adhesion and growth on chitosan-treated pellicles.