infective agent


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Synonyms for infective agent

an agent capable of producing infection

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After a coating liquid is applied on a medical device surface, solvents are allowed to evaporate, leaving a thin film consisting of the polymers with uniformly dispersed anti infective agent.
Infective agents are generally responsible for these signs and symptoms.
HIV is able to incorporate a key protein in that self-protection mechanism, CD59, and by doing so makes itself appear to be one of the body's normal cells, not an infective agent.
Chlamydia trachomatis, the infective agent, has no known animal reservoir.
FSIS has announced the availability of its current thinking paper on possible actions to minimize human exposure to products that could contain the infective agent that causes bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
The same surgical instruments were used for a further seven deliveries, putting these women at risk because of a small chance the CJD infective agent survives sterilisation methods.
I know of no infective agent that causes death as rapidly as this.
Human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted infective agent, sometimes causes cervical cancer in women.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service yesterday made available its current thinking paper on possible actions to minimize human exposure to products that could contain the infective agent that causes Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).
Experts say there is a small theoretical risk of the disease being passed on because the infective agent can withstand conventional sterilisation methods.
Dr Mike Crumpton, of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: 'There is a significant deficiency in terms of resources we would have available to address a terrorist attack, especially in terms of an infective agent.
There is a risk of the disease being passed on because the infective agent can withstand sterilisation methods.
The infective agent is an invasive spirochaete, a specialised bacterium.
Experts say there is a small theoretical risk of CJD being passed on through the instruments because the infective agent - a prion - can survive conventional sterilisation methods.
The infective agent thought to cause BSE and transmit the disease to humans in the form of new variant CJD accumulates in the brain and spinal cord.