microbicide

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microbicide

[mī′krō·bə‚sīd]
(materials)
An agent that kills microbes.
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Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) and minimum microbicidal concentrations (MMC) of Olbas and its individual essential oil ingredients are given in Table 2.
The in vitro microbicidal ability of whole blood provides a measure of constitutive innate immune function (e.
1) In a randomized trial of tenofovir, the first antiretroviral drug to be formulated as a microbicidal gel, the incidence of HIV infection was lower among sexually active South African women who used the microbicide than among those who used a placebo gel (5.
On the horizon are "exciting possibilities" for new products in barrier contraception that are both spermicidal and microbicidal to prevent sexually transmitted infections, plus "a whole range of new IUDs, a 1-year vaginal ring with a new progestin, and other products, Dr.
In vitro, BETA-GLUCAN enhanced the microbicidal activity of neutrophils, macrophages and natural killer cells against a variety of pathogens (Bedirli et al.
1-3) Steam sterilization is rapidly microbicidal and sporicidal.
Th2 cytokines tend to produce anti-inflammatory responses and can counteract the Th1-mediated microbicidal actions.
Angiogenins: a new class of microbicidal proteins involved in innate immunity.
Half received the vaginal microbicidal gel and a diaphragm; the other half received a placebo gel and a diaphragm.
Effect on the microbicidal efficacy of formaldehyde, glutardialdehyde, peracetic acid, chloramine T (N-chloro4-toluenesulfonamide), m-cresol, ethanol and benzyldimethyl dodecacylammonium bromide by blood (model experiments for chemical disinfection of instruments).
By applying fundamentals of physics and chemistry, scientists have developed a computer model that can predict the effectiveness of various microbicidal recipes in destroying human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) before it reaches vulnerable body tissues.
When a macrophage is stimulated, it modifies its adhesion property, its endocytic rates, and its fusion with endocytic vacuoles (Cunnigham and Kuhn, 1980), improving its phagocytic rate and microbicidal activity (Anosa et al.