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bac·te·ri·o·stat

(bak-tēr'ē-ō-stat),
Any agent that inhibits or retards bacterial multiplication.

bacteriostat

(băk-tîr′ē-ə-stăt′)
n.
An agent, such as a chemical or biological material, that inhibits bacterial growth.

bac·te′ri·o·stat′ic adj.

bacteriostat

an agent capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
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The use of bactericidal rather than bacteriostatic agents as first-line therapy is recommended because the eradication of microorganisms serves to curtail, although not avoid, the development of bacterial resistance.
The deal will allow Taconic to incorporate the HealthShield(TM) Antimicrobial Compound, an advanced silver-based bacteriostatic agent, into the manufacturing of its PTFE (Teflon(R)) materials.
These are also available to all optometrists and are chemical agents (ie, anti-infectives not antibiotics) best described as general-purpose bacteriostatic agents.