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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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The study, which spanned seven years, also notes that the wide use of some antimicrobials (including triclosan, nanosilver, silver zeolite and quaternary ammonia compounds) may be associated with increasing microbial resistance to these substances--and potentially therapeutic antibiotics as well.
Purification of drinking water sources, cleaning contaminated surfaces in our homes and offices, sanitizing dishes and cookware used in food preparation, sterilizing surgical instruments, and treating serious wounds or simple cuts have all become part of the public trust, reinforcing the absolute need for effective antimicrobials to support public health, safety, and environmental protection.
Second, the pharmacokinetics of a medication may be altered in patients on HD, which impacts their risk of adverse events with the use of antimicrobials (Smyth, Jones, & Saunders, 2016).
Bringing prescribing rates down is critical, as high antibiotic use is the number one driver of the increasing resistance to antimicrobials.
3%), and the most common audited antimicrobials was Piperacillin/ Tazobactam (25.
In a series of experiments, German scientists investigated the antimicrobial efficacy of antimicrobials with different solubility: hydrophilic, lipophilic and amphiphilic.
A new report by N-Tech Research quantifies the market for these "smart antimicrobials," which include antimicrobial peptides, smart polymers, silver preparations and superhydrophobic preparations.
However, there are various restraints in the antimicrobial plastic additive market, such as slow economic growth that significantly reduces the utilization of antimicrobials in plastics as firms have to manufacture cost-effective products.
A number of plants have become the source for natural antimicrobials based on the extraction of essential oils and other antimicrobial phytochemicals.
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The health ministers invite the member states to draw up and implement national strategies or action plans to combat resistance to antimicrobials (such as antibiotics) in conclusions adopted in Luxembourg, on 22 June.
Misuse of antimicrobials threatens their long-term utility.