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Synonyms for antimicrobial

an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms


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The researchers found that 12 of the 20 ant species had some sort of antimicrobial agent on their exoskeletons - including some species, like the thief ant, that hadn't previously been shown to do so.
A new comparative study identified some ant species that make use of powerful antimicrobial agents - but found that 40 percent of ant species tested didn't appear to produce antibiotics.
Etak, the main ingredient used in the product, is a long-acting antimicrobial agent developed by Professor Hiroki Nikawa of the Department of Oral Health Engineering at Hiroshima University's Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences.
The most commonly prescribed antimicrobial agent was piperacillin/tazobactam, which is a broad-spectrum penicillin containing a [beta]-lactamase inhibitor.
PurThread has obtained a globally exclusive agreement to embed Kodak's antimicrobial agent into textile materials.
In addition to antimicrobial agent use for growth promotion or disease prevention, the use of these agents for disease treatment contributes to the exposure of enteric bacteria in affected hosts.
cautious use of antimicrobial agents both for humans and for animals, reserved for uses effectively needed for actual treatment of disease, with the correct dosage, dose intervals and duration; 2.
aeruginosa to resist the activity of each of the antimicrobial agents that are used in treatment.
DANMAP has 4 objectives: 1) monitor the consumption of antimicrobial agents for food animals and humans; 2) monitor the occurrence of antimicrobial agent resistance in bacteria isolated from food animals, food of animal origin, and humans; 3) study associations between antimicrobial agent consumption and antimicrobial agent resistance; and 4) identify routes of transmission and areas for further research.
As with Correct Deck, the antimicrobial agent in Silestone Leather primarily performs an aesthetic benefit by resisting stains and odors.
AbTech's executive vice president and chief technology officer, explained that Smart Sponge Plus employs an antimicrobial agent, chemically bound to the Smart Sponge polymer filtration material, which deactivates health-threatening microorganisms without releasing chemicals or leaching.
The susceptibility test method used depends on the particular antimicrobial agent.
Triclosan (also known by the trade name Irgasan) is an antimicrobial agent used in many household products like soap, deodorants, and even children's toys.
Administering the appropriate antimicrobial agent has been historically problematic.
The iodine based antimicrobial agent has been found both safe and effective in reducing the levels of both laboratory stock and clinical isolates of organisms commonly associated with post-operative infection.