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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"
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antimicrobial

adj & n antimicrobiano
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Section 3 includes chapters on prophylactic and metaphylactic use of antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial chemotherapy for the neutropenic patient, and therapy of selected bacterial pathogens and organ systems.
In an effort to help key players in the dairy supply chain produce safe and high quality milk, The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has now published a Guide to Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Dairy Production.
The purpose of this research was to determine (i) the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli from cattle and surface water in the Factory Creek watershed in Sumter County, and (ii) the susceptibility levels of commonly used antimicrobial agents against E.
aeruginosa to resist the activity of each of the antimicrobial agents that are used in treatment.
What makes some clays such powerful antimicrobial agents capable of killing Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and other virulent bacteria?
In 1969, the Swann Committee recommended to the British government that antimicrobial agents used for human therapy, or antimicrobial substances that selected for resistance to these agents, should not be used for growth promotion in food animals (1).
Clinical data would be needed to back manufacturers' claims that medical and surgical gowns, gloves, and masks containing antimicrobial agents prevent infections, when these types of products are reviewed for approval, according to a federal advisory panel.
A section exploring special considerations covers prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents and antimicrobial chemotherapy for the neutropenic patient, therapy of selected organ systems, therapy of selected bacterial infections, growth promotion uses of antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial drug residues in foods of animal origin, and regulation of antibiotic use in animals.
The 46th annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy will bring about 12,000 people to San Francisco, September 27-30, 2006.
of the Maine Medical Center presented that finding at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Washington, D.
The use of natural antimicrobial agents can be an effective alternative for controlling the growth of microorganisms.

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