bactericide

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bactericide

[bak′tir·ə‚sīd]
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An agent that destroys bacteria.
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All existing antibiotics and biocides are either bacteriocidal or growth inhibitory.
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.
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).
Lysozyme, a natural enzyme found in egg white, and nisin, a bacteriocidal protein produced by lactic acid bacteria, have been mixed with protein before a film forms.
It was already known that extremely small quantities of ionized silver have a bacteriocidal effect (12), but this study investigated whether an actual silver communion chalice containing communion wine could maintain the life of particular oral microorganisms.
In fact, hibiscus's mode of prophylaxis (prevention) and high concentration of bacteriostatic compounds may exert bacteriocidal (bacteria-killing) effects comparable to the antibiotic chloramphenicol--with none of the risks.
Antimicrobial susceptibility of Gram-positive bacterial isolates from the Asia-Pacific region and an in vitro evaluation of the bacteriocidal activity of daptomycin, vancomycin, and teicoplanin: a SENTRY Program Report (2003-2004).