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an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al

 (ăn′tē-mī-krō′bē-əl, ăn′tī-) also an·ti·mi·cro·bic (-bĭk)
adj.
Capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms: antimicrobial drugs.

an′ti·mi·cro′bial n.

antimicrobial

(ˌæntɪmaɪˈkrəʊbɪəl)
adj
(Microbiology) capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microbes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antimicrobial - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry diseaseantimicrobial - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
cetrimide - a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
sodium hypochlorite - an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
Adj.1.antimicrobial - capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganismsantimicrobial - capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
Translations

antimicrobial

adj & n antimicrobiano
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India has among the highest rates globally of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic consumption, and parliamentary investigations have highlighted failures of the country's drug regulatory system.
Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety reaffirmed his commitment to tackle AMR: Levels of antimicrobial resistance still differ significantly from one EU country to another.
Some of the world's most common and potentially most dangerous infections are proving to be drug-resistant,' Dr Marc Sprenger, director of WHO's Antimicrobial Resistance Secretariat, said.
Notably, India has rate is amongst the highest rates globally of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic consumption, and parliamentary investigations have highlighted failures of the country's drug regulatory system.
The Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC)considers Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) containment as major priority and has included in its national public health agenda, she said.
The UK Government will spend PS117m on research into antimicrobial resistance, and PS2.
One of the key objectives of the plan was to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training, she added.
Irresponsible prescription of antimicrobials (AMs) is the driving factor for the growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis.
As part of a global response, the Ministries of Health and Primary Industries have recently jointly published Antimicrobial Resistance: New Zealand's current situation and identified areas for action to respond to the changing pattern of antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand.
The World Health Organization (WHO) characterizes antimicrobial resistance as one of the biggest threats to global health, that can affect anyone at any age in any country, threatening our ability to treat serious infections and provide standard medical procedures.
Antimicrobial resistance places a heavy burden on the public health community.
The World Health Organization characterizes antimicrobial resistance as one of the biggest threats to global health, that can affect anyone at any age in any country, threatening our ability to treat serious infections and provide standard medical procedures.

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