bacteriostasis


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bac·te·ri·o·sta·sis

(bak-tēr'ē-os'tă-sis),
An arrest or retardation of growth of bacteria.
[bacterio- + G. stasis, a standing still]

bacteriostasis

(băk-tîr′ē-ō-stā′sĭs)
n. pl. bacteriosta·ses (-sēz)
The inhibition of growth, but not the killing, of bacteria.

bacteriostasis

the inhibition of growth in bacteria without killing them. Certain ANTIBIOTICS, for example TETRACYCLINES and SULPHONAMIDES, can have bacteriostatic effects.
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Localization and bacteriostasis of Vibrio introduced into the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei.
The resulting, Lys minus-infected bacterium is provided in a state of bacteriostasis, and is not capable of replicating further (e.g., is "incapacitated").
Among the Case Solutions products is PentaPrep, a pH neutral, multi-enzymatic pre-soak foam that includes five enzymes and surfactants, and comes ready to use as either a dense white foam or a liquid foam; and PentaZyme, a highly concentrated pH neutral, multi-enzymatic solution that includes five enzymes as well as alcohol for bacteriostasis. PentaZyme is applied as a liquid and can be used for long term soaking before decontamination.
Quaternary ammonium compounds (quats) are surface-active agents with the property of producing bacteriostasis in very high dilution.
First, because tissues were cultured at TP-A only after suspension in the antibiotic/antifungal solution, residual antibiotics on the tissues might have caused a false-negative culture result because of bacteriostasis. Second, cultures of the smaller companion tissues might not have been representative of the allografts.
Chlorhexidine binds to the bacterial cell wall, and at low concentrations, alters cellular osmotic equilibrium which results in leakage (bacteriostasis), and at high concentrations, results in cell death.