bacteriostatic agent

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bacteriostatic agent

[‚bak¦tir·ē·ō¦stad·ik ′ā·jənt]
(microbiology)
A substance that inhibits the growth of bacteria.
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Reexamining the role of hydrogen peroxide in bacteriostatic and bactericidal activities of honey.
Determination of MIC MBC and minimum bacteriostatic concentration: Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) is defined as lowest concentrations of drug that can inhibit the visible growth.
Analyzing the pastes in regard to bacteriostatic capacity, it was observed that all the pastes, including G1 paste, were bacteriostatic against all the organisms tested.
coil were produced by oregano and thyme (Thymus vulgaris) demonstrating both bacteriostatic and bactericidal activity with zones of inhibitions of 24.
Bacteriostatic activities of Forsythia suspense extract in vitro
The actual levels at which the activity is bacteriostatic or bactericidal vary between bacterial species.
The presence of colonies was considered a evidence of bacteriostatic action, while the absence of colonies indicated bactericidal activity.
These are also available to all optometrists and are chemical agents (ie, anti-infectives not antibiotics) best described as general-purpose bacteriostatic agents.
Alone, these antibiotics would be bacteriostatic (prevent bacteria from multiplying), but together they can be bactericidal (actually kill the bacteria).
On the other hand, homebred high-end refrigerator appearance design, classified storage bacteriostatic deodorization and so on humanized details have more and more recognized by consumer.
The parotid produces exclusively serous secretions that lack the bacteriostatic properties of the mucoid component found in other mixed glands.
On the other hand, bacteriostatic drugs have a much lower MIC than the MBC value.