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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All existing antibiotics and biocides are either bacteriocidal or growth inhibitory.
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.
The fixed-combination agent neomycin/polymyxin B is bacteriocidal against P aeruginosa, Staphylococcus spp.
They elicit a bacteriocidal or bacteriostatic effect against a wide range of organisms, such as Pediococcus damnosus and Enterococcus faecalis, both of which have a negative affect on the quality of beer.
Of the compounds tested (5), only diacetyl (2,3 butanedione) was found to be both bacteriostatic (50-100 ppm) and bacteriocidal ([greater than]250 ppm).
Bacteriocidal activity was assayed on confluent lawns of the marine Gram-negative bacterium, Vibrio alginolyticus, grown on nutrient agar.
bacteriocidal A soap, disinfectant or drug that kills bacteria.