antibacterial agent

antibacterial agent

[¦an·tē‚bak′tir·ē·əl ′ā·jənt]
(microbiology)
A synthetic or natural compound which inhibits the growth and division of bacteria.
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A team led by Rutgers University researchers have discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphylococcus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent.
IANS | New York Researchers have discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, which is a powerful and frequently used antibacterial agent, says a new study.
It seems more likely that dilute bleach baths act more as an anti-inflammatory than an antibacterial agent, Dr.
Further, 1,3-butylene glycol, owing to its antibacterial action, is also used as an antibacterial agent in dairy and meat products.
It has been suggested that this could be due to ART-III not containing any added antibacterial agent (i.e.
One of the most common antibacterial agent among them are triclosan or triclocarban.
Generally, the susceptibility profiles ranged from poor to high depending on the isolates and the antibacterial agent. In both in- and out-patients, ofloxacin was the most active antibacterial agent.
The antibiotic is selected from a sterilizer, antibacterial agent, antiseptic, anti-algae, fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, attractant, repellent, rodenticide, etc.
"A low-cost topical antibacterial agent is quickly needed."
The versatile Saint-John's-wort, a bright yellow flower, can easily be made into a tincture or salve to be used as a sedative, astringent, antibacterial agent, or antidepressant.
12 ( ANI ): A new study has found that using fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, and a copolymer, which helps prevent the triclosan from being washed away by saliva, regularly helps reduce plaque, gingivitis, and bleeding gums and slightly reduces tooth decay compared to fluoride toothpaste without those ingredients.
It is the only honey to be medically graded and is used as a dressing and antibacterial agent.