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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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Consumers may feel a misplaced confidence in antimicrobial products, in part because of confusing and in some instances misleading marketing materials made possible by the extremely complex regulations governing antimicrobials in building products," Perkins+Will notes in a white paper about the research.
However, the benefits extend beyond these familiar and accepted uses and represent a growing reliance on antimicrobials in everyday products as part of broader public health protections (Figure 1).
Therefore, minimizing exposure to unnecessary antimicrobials through multifaceted antimicrobial stewardship interventions is crucial for curtailing the ongoing rise of infections due to MDROs in this population (D'Agata, 2013).
The newly released plan takes a one health approach, which recognises that human, animal, and ecosystem health are inextricably linked and that combatting resistance to antimicrobials requires action in all sectors where antimicrobials are used.
World Health Organization (WHO) had launched the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week in 2015, aimed to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices in utilizing antimicrobials.
The combination of antimicrobials with different solubility would facilitate the protecting effects of food ingredients on microorganisms, essentially helping to lower any antimicrobial activity.
The report provides eight-year revenue forecasts for smart antimicrobials coatings and surfaces, with breakouts by material type and application.
com)-- Antimicrobial additives can be defined based on their production, use, benefits, function and regulation.
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.
The ministers note that resistance to antimicrobials is increasing in Europe and globally in both humans and animals, "leading to poor options for treatment whilst diminishing the quality of life and to important economic consequences in terms of augmenting health care costs and productivity losses".
A pharmacist should promote the judicious use of antimicrobials throughout the organization and generate and analyze utilization data.
This trend has caused food manufacturers to seek alternative antimicrobials that might be incorporated into their products.
Independently, dermatologist Mona Stahle of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm reached a similar conclusion when she realized that both vitamin D and several antimicrobials, including cathelicidin, are produced in the skin.
All 11 patients received antimicrobials drugs (median duration 35 days); this therapy was appropriate in 9 of 11 patients.