bacteriocidal


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bac·te·ri·cid·al

(bak-tēr'i-sī'dăl),
Causing the death of bacteria. Compare: bacteriostatic.
Synonym(s): bacteriocidal

bacteriocidal

bactericidal

adjective Referring to a drug or substance which kills bacteria, or is capable of killing bacteria.

noun A drug or substance which kills bacteria, or is capable of killing bacteria.

bactericidal

or

bacteriocidal

able to kill BACTERIA. Compare BACTERISTATIC.
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Like cranberry, extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa prevents bacteria that cause UTIs from adhering to the linings of the urinary tract and bladder wall and may also possess bacteriocidal effects.
Presented at ICAAC in Washington, DC, the studies showed that the novel lytic peptidomimetic has an ultra-rapid bacteriocidal effect, significantly better towards killing Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes than marketed gold standard drugs.
Nitric oxide combines with reactive oxygen to create "an entire soup of bacteriocidal intermediates" in a wound, and poisons the iron enzyme aconitase.
However, local delivery of these agents provides high concentrations that are bacteriocidal.
This activity can be either bacteriostatic or bacteriocidal, depending on the sensitivity of the organism (3, 4).
Reich's technique of leaving 1,000-2,000 cc of Ringer's lactate in the peritoneal cavity I do not know to what extent this has been adopted, nor can I accept that a salt solution is bacteriostatic or bacteriocidal.
A member of the transferrin family, lactoferrin is thought to provide bacteriocidal protection for gametes (possibly both male and female) in the uterus due to its chelating properties (29,30) and may be implicated in fetal growth and development (31).
Iodine com pounds are not bacteriocidal in a liquid form.
The benefits of ultrasound as applied with the SonicOne are that it is naturally bacteriocidal, reduces the pain associated with standard sharp debridement performed manually with a scalpel, and stimulates the wound bed to develop key components of wound healing.
Thus, analysis of the expression of the genes encoding these 2 proteins may reveal an association with the cytostatic and cytocidal effects of drugs, similar to the bacteriostatic and bacteriocidal effects of antibiotics.
The benefits of ultrasound are that it is naturally bacteriocidal, reduces the pain associated with standard sharp debridement, and stimulates the wound bed to develop key components of wound healing.
Although these doses may be bacteriocidal, they are unlikely to be adequate for the destruction of cysts and viruses.