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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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That's because the conventional wisdom has long been that most, if not all, ant species carry antimicrobial agents.
If bacteria in a slurry that contained ant solution grew less than the control group, that meant that an antimicrobial agent was at work.
Most GCC countries lack antimicrobial stewardship programs, especially in inpatient settings where broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents are widely used.
This pathogen has developed numerous strategies to resist the action of several antimicrobial agents mainly by an array of efflux pumps.
The Guide was presented at the OIE Global Conference on the Responsible and Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents for Animals, an important opportunity to disseminate the Guide's key messages.
Antimicrobial agents are naturally occurring, semi-synthetic and synthetic compounds with antimicrobial activity that are used in human and veterinary medicine to prevent and treat infections and for growth promotion in food animals.
Kalidex Pharmaceuticals, a privately held anti-infective company, has announced today that it is presenting its data on its lead development candidate KPI-10, a broad spectrum, next-generation fluoroquinolone, at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, scheduled to be held from September 9, 2012.
Antimicrobial resistance is the resistance of a micro-organism to an antimicrobial agent to which it was previously sensitive.
aeruginosa to resist the activity of each of the antimicrobial agents that are used in treatment.
What makes some clays such powerful antimicrobial agents capable of killing Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and other virulent bacteria?
In 1969, the Swann Committee recommended to the British government that antimicrobial agents used for human therapy, or antimicrobial substances that selected for resistance to these agents, should not be used for growth promotion in food animals (1).
Clinical data would be needed to back manufacturers' claims that medical and surgical gowns, gloves, and masks containing antimicrobial agents prevent infections, when these types of products are reviewed for approval, according to a federal advisory panel.
A section exploring special considerations covers prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents and antimicrobial chemotherapy for the neutropenic patient, therapy of selected organ systems, therapy of selected bacterial infections, growth promotion uses of antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial drug residues in foods of animal origin, and regulation of antibiotic use in animals.
The 46th annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy will bring about 12,000 people to San Francisco, September 27-30, 2006.
Clearly, manufacturers see marketing appeal in antimicrobial agents.
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