antimicrobial agent


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antimicrobial agent

an agent such as an ANTIBIOTIC, a DISINFECTANT or an ANTISEPTIC, that kills MICROORGANISMS or inhibits their growth. An agent that specifically affects BACTERIA is an antibacterial agent, one specifically affecting FUNGI is an antifungal agent. Such agents may be used in the treatment or prevention of DISEASES caused by microorganisms, and also in the preservation of various materials.

an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al a·gent

(antē-mī-krōbē-ăl ājĕnt)
Therapeutic that kills or suppresses the growth of microorganisms.
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To understand more about antimicrobial agents, the effect on other parameters such as whiteness index and absorbency were studied.
aeruginosa will not be available in the foreseeable future, thus continuous surveillance of the development of resistance to current therapeutic agents is vital as is the appropriate utilization of antimicrobial agents to minimize the development of resistance.
The Danish experience shows that even if antimicrobial agent consumption is generally low and the frequency of resistance is correspondingly small, a temporary rise in consumption of even a single class of antimicrobial agent can shift this balance in an unfavorable direction.
The incorporation and slow release of antimicrobial agents into packaging materials can help extend the bacterial lag phase, reducing microorganism growth rate and extending the shelf life of foods.
It is a patented long-acting antimicrobial agent (patent number: 4830075) that combines quaternary ammonium salts, which are also included in hand sanitizers and oral cleansing agents used by dentists, with a silane analogue, an immobilizing agent that functions as an adhesive.
Through the advancement of current technology and economic growth, there is high demand for effective, cheaper, and safe antimicrobial agent to promote healthy well growth of animals and plants in agricultures.
Researchers from Rutgers University have discovered a new system to deliver antimicrobial agents such as drugs, antiseptics or pesticides that could more effectively treat or prevent bacterial infections.Researchers from Rutgers University have discovered a new system to deliver antimicrobial agents such as drugs, antiseptics or pesticides that could more effectively treat or prevent bacterial infections.
If bacteria in a slurry that contained ant solution grew less than the control group, that meant that an antimicrobial agent was at work.
If bacteria in the slurry that contained ant solution grew less than the control group, which meant that an antimicrobial agent was at work.
The protocol is designed in such a way that the level of interaction should get highlight, the protocol help in elucidating the nature of antimicrobial agent.
Isolates were identified as antimicrobial resistant if growth on the antibiotic-containing agar was indistinguishable from that on the control plate without an antimicrobial agent (Hagedorn et al., 1999).