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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.

substantivity

[-stəntiv′itē]
the property of continuing therapeutic action despite removal of the vehicle, such as the action of certain shampoos.

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.

substantivity,

adj pertaining to the capacity of an oral antimicrobial agent to continue its therapeutic activity for a prolonged period of time.
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Amongst the various chemical agents, chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX), a cationic bisguanide, has a broad spectrum antibacterial effect by virtue of its high intraoral substantivity and bactericidal and bacteriostatic activity.
This action can be attributed to its substantivity combined with its specificity against oral pathogens, thus being one of the most frequently prescribed topical antimicrobials in dentistry (Kidd 1991; Law and Seow 2007).
Triclosan is an antimicrobial ingredient; the added copolymer increases its substantivity to up to 12 hours.
Moreover, in comparison to regular rinse cycle fabric softeners, wet dryer sheets have the advantage that they can deliver any components, irrespective of their electrical charge--including substances that would normally be washed away in the rinse cycle due to a lack of substantivity.
Hydrolyzed collagen is well known as an important component in cosmetic formulations, where it is an effective natural humectant with high substantivity.
Chlorhexidine is safe, clinically effective in reducing plaque and gingivitis, has substantivity, effects the pathogenic flora and is acceptable in terms of taste, cost and ease of use.
The environmental impact of chemicals depends upon several factors: the actual makeup of the chemical, the degree of substantivity to the fiber, and the final history of the process water," said Ron Richmond, marketing group leader for Kemira Chemicals.
Wetting substantivity of a new hydrogen peroxide disinfecting solution on silicone hydrogel contact lenses.
ZENERBET[R] platform: A high molecular weight natural film forming polymer with substantivity to both hair and skin wich resist washoff.