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

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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Also, the bacteriocidal activity (MBC) its extent varied, and depending on the extract compounds as shouwn in Table 1.
I know of no specific data regarding the use of bacteriostatic rather than bacteriocidal antibiotics.
He explained that nitric oxide combines with reactive oxygen to create "an entire soup of bacteriocidal intermediates" in a wound, and poisons the iron enzyme aconitase.
A recent Rice University study of buckyballs found that although individual buckyballs do not dissolve well in water, they have a tendency to form aggregates that are both very water-soluble and bacteriocidal, a property that raises strong concerns about ecosystem impacts, because bacteria constitute the bottom of the food chain in many ecosystems.
Biosignal's furanone technology is recognised to be more advanced and closer to market than any other anti-bacterial technology in the world that does not rely on traditional bacteriocidal or growth inhibitory modes of action.
* the speed with which the antibiotic reaches bacteriocidal concentrations in the blood and tissues.
Although the resulting local concentration of antibiotics in the lung is far too low for any bacteriocidal or bacteriostatic effect, permanent exposure to subtherapeutic concentrations of various antibiotics represents optimal conditions for the development of antibiotic resistance.
Because benzoyl peroxides bacteriocidal activity is physiochemical, bacteria do not develop resistance with chronic use.
Traditionally, a newborn's umbilical cord stump is given two applications of a bacteriocidal blue triple dye on the day of birth.
Some antibiotics, most notably tetracychines, sulfa drugs, clindamycin, and erythromycin, have anti-inflammatory properties independent of their bacteriocidal effects, so Dr.
This method of temporizing coverage increases bacteriocidal levels of antibiotics at the wound site and provides a moist, aerobic wound environment that resists bacterial contamination.