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germicide

(jûr`mĭsīd), chemical substance capable of killing many different types of microorganisms; also called disinfectantdisinfectant,
agent that destroys disease-causing microorganisms and their spores. Disinfectants, or germicides, are sometimes considered to be substances applied to inanimate bodies, whereas antiseptics, not so potent, are agents that kill microbes on living things.
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germicide

[′jər·mə‚sīd]
(materials)
An agent that destroys germs.

germicide

any substance that kills germs or other microorganisms
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The agents most commonly used can be categorized into five primary pharmacologic subclasses: anti-infectives for acute bladder infections, urinary germicides, analgesics, anticholinergics (antispasmodics), and cholinergics.
Competitor products are simply either deodorisers or contact-only germicides which do not have the capability of killing germs throughout the space in a unit.
For surface application, one also sees uncertain rates of release for the organic germicides and antibiotics and poor activity against biofilm.
The company has already developed world leading natural germicides for sanitary waste and environmentally sensitive products for treating waste generated on board ships.
Components include hospital-grade germicides and disinfectants, procedures to prevent germ and pathogen transport, and color-coded microfiber cloths and flat mops to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
Investigators then conducted an experiment to see whether two quaternary ammonium-based germicides commonly used in health care settings could eliminate bacterial contamination on keyboards and keyboard covers.
However, most of the health care settings, including dental offices, also use a number of detergents, germicides, and other chemicals that can also induce and exacerbate allergenic conditions and play a role in the development of occupational asthma (Petsonk 2002; Preller et al.
Efforts to prevent disease transmission will boost growth opportunities for disinfectants and germicides in health care, industrial and other markets.
Studies done in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s with other agents found that Bacillus atrophaeus was slightly more resistant to germicides than anthrax.
Several further-reaching strategies could be used to prevent future outbreaks, including testing animals before letting them onto the fairgrounds, treating fairgrounds facilities with germicides, a partial-to-complete ban of animals from the fairgrounds, or completely separating humans and animal exhibits, Wong said.
An hypothesis was formed stating that the antiseptic solutions chosen would be more effective as antibacterial agents than the germicides chosen, because they would hinder the bacterial mutation.
Hydrogen peroxide is used in bleach and germicides and causes serious inflammation of the skin Hydrogen peroxide with a concentration of 6% or higher is designated as an unstable substance.