antimicrobial agent


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antimicrobial agent

[‚an·tē‚mī′krōb·ē·əl ‚ā·jənt]
(microbiology)
A chemical compound that either destroys or inhibits the growth of microscopic and submicroscopic organisms.
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Smith said, "Finding a species that carries a powerful antimicrobial agent is good news for those interested in finding new antibiotic agents that can help humans".
The authors reported that 44% of admitted patients had been prescribed antibiotics, but only 8% received an appropriate antimicrobial agent.
The purpose of this research was to determine (i) the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli from cattle and surface water in the Factory Creek watershed in Sumter County, and (ii) the susceptibility levels of commonly used antimicrobial agents against E.
aeruginosa may be treated with antimicrobial agents from three major groups based on mechanism of action: aminoglycosides (interference with protein synthesis) such as tobramycin or amikacin; beta-lactams (inhibition of cell wall synthesis) such as piperacillin, ticarcillin, 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins (ceftazidime and cefepime), and carbapenems like imipenem or meropenem; or fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin) (interference with nucleic acid replication).
Denmark was the first country to establish systematic and continuous monitoring of antimicrobial agent consumption and resistance in animals, food, and humans.
Microban appears to be the antimicrobial agent of choice for most companies.
Unlike other antimicrobials that act by poisoning harmful microorganisms," Manzone said, "Smart Sponge Plus technology is based on the interaction of the antimicrobial agent with the cell membrane of the microorganism.
Which antimicrobial agents should be routinely tested and reported on S pneumoniae?
The elements of management include cleansing the ear to facilitate diagnosis, identifying the infecting organism (by clinical or bacteriologic means), and applying appropriate antimicrobial agents.
American Eagle Paper Mills is proud to have successfully manufactured this paper to incorporate an antimicrobial agent within the paper without sacrificing its performance or appearance," said John Ferner, President of American Eagle Paper Mills.
The fluids also contain Micronox[R], a food-grade antimicrobial agent developed by the company that provides unsurpassed protection for lubricants against hazardous microorganisms such as E-coil, Listeria and Salmonella.