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substantivity

(sŭb-stan-tiv'i-tē),
Term comprising the adherent qualities of a sunscreen and its ability to be retained after the skin is exposed to water and perspiration. Persistence of effect of a topically applied drug or cosmetic, determined by the degree of physical and chemical bonding to the surface; resistance to removal or inactivation by sweating, swimming, bathing, and friction, among other factors.

sub·stan·tiv·i·ty

(sŭb'stăn-tiv'i-tē)
1. Property of continuing therapeutic action despite removal of vehicle.
2. The ability of an antimicrobial agent to retain its effectiveness in the mouth for an extended period.

sub·stan·tiv·i·ty

(sŭb'stăn-tiv'i-tē)
Term comprising adherent qualities of a sunscreen and its ability to be retained after the skin is exposed to water and perspiration.
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The use of CHX as an irrigation material shows some benefits, such as substantivity (residual antimicrobial action) and low cytotoxicity (9).
Chlorhexidine substantivity on salivary flora and plaque-like biofilm: an in situ model.
Gilbert and Ingram confirmed that zinc has good oral substantivity and reported that about 30% is retained after tooth brushing of which 5.7% of it was removed after rinsing three times.26
Its disadvantage compared to other agents refers to its low substantivity, since, in the presence of organic matter and microorganisms, this substance loses half of its effectiveness in the course of 24 hours [6, 9, 11, 16].
Ultra low wet pick-ups through the Gaston System CFS(R) Dye application system in combination with high dye substantivity result in dye immobility on the fabric and not contaminating the steamer rolls, making clean up and color change very simple.
One of the reasons for the popularity of CHX is its substantivity, because CHX binds to hard tissue and remains antimicrobial.
The amidoxime groups as the active dye sites have proven effectiveness in increasing the substantivity of acrylic fabrics toward anionic dyes at an acidic pH [4-7].
Even a staunch defender of the substantivity of metaphysics should accept that it is in principle possible, on some occasion, that we debate into a stalemate wherein we have two equally good descriptions of the structure of reality.
As in the washing desorption process, it seems that PA has greater substantivity for GA than CO vehiculised either in MM or Lip, because lecithin has been reported to incorporate mainly on the surface of CO fibres, whereas interaction with PA occurs to a greater extent in the interior [27].