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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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There will also be a strong trend towards combining smart antimicrobials with additional self-cleaning and self-healing functionality.
com)-- Antimicrobial additives can be defined based on their production, use, benefits, function and regulation.
However, with food safety and quality also being paramount to consumers, it is important for these alternative antimicrobials to be just as efficacious or even more efficacious than traditional antimicrobials against pathogens and spoilage microorganisms.
Some traditional ways of doing things may need to be adjusted or modified slightly to accommodate these natural ingredients, including natural antimicrobials.
The purpose of this research was to determine (i) the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli from cattle and surface water in the Factory Creek watershed in Sumter County, and (ii) the susceptibility levels of commonly used antimicrobial agents against E.
A pharmacist should promote the judicious use of antimicrobials throughout the organization and generate and analyze utilization data.
In order to better understand the conditions that may affect the antimicrobial activity of plant-derived phenolics, researchers at the University of Georgia determined the activity of cinnamic aldehyde when it is exposed to high temperatures.
Gombart of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his colleagues reported that vitamin D boosts production in white blood cells of one of the antimicrobial compounds that defends the body against germs.
Organisms were categorized as susceptible or resistant to the antimicrobial agents tested on the basis of National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS) guidelines (8).
Presentations on the second day of the conference will explore antimicrobial coating systems, showing a large variety of systems proposed to make surfaces antimicrobially active, including inorganic silver particles, blends of organic biocides, surface modifications or polycationic polymer biocides.
Subsequent chapters discuss the current and future uses of natamycin, organic acids, antimicrobials from animals and chitosan as preservatives.
Pharmaceutical company Chemeq Ltd (ASX: CMQ) has produced an antimicrobial drug that kills a strain of the gastric ulcer germ, Helicobacter pylori which is resistant to antibiotics.
The 547-bed hospital already had in place a regulated formulary with several restricted antimicrobials, yet annual costs for antimicrobials jumped from $4.
Most of the problem is due to the overuse and misuse of antimicrobials by health personnel and patients.
Most antimicrobials used in polymers have been organic --hydrocarbon based -- and degrade at elevated temperatures.