bioactivity


Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.

bi·o·ac·tiv·i·ty

 (bī′ō-ăk-tĭv′ĭ-tē)
n.
The effect of a given agent, such as a vaccine, upon a living organism or on living tissue.

bi•o•ac•tiv•i•ty

(ˌbaɪ oʊ ækˈtɪv ɪ ti)

n.
any effect on, interaction with, or response from living tissue.
[1970–75]
bi`o•ac′tive, adj.
References in periodicals archive ?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a hormonally active, synthetic chemical that is part of a broad group of chemicals known as endocrine disrupting compounds, xenoestrogens, which mimic bioactivity of estrogen.
But that metabolite is produced by the hydrolysis of all of the various paraben compounds, so it is nonspecific to individual parabens, which vary widely in estrogenic bioactivity.
Compared to currently available antibody technology on the market, such as mouse hybridomas, Epitomics' technology can generate antibodies with superior binding affinity and bioactivity in a wide variety of biological assays.
Conventional detection methods for androgenic and antiandrogenic compounds cannot evaluate hormonal bioactivity, which is important in a wide range of clinical conditions, and no alternative direct and simple methods for measurement of plasma androgen bioactivity are available.
During the surgery, a small amount of healthy cartilage tissue is harvested from the non-weight bearing area and mechanically reduced to small fragments followed by a brief enzymatic treatment to improve chondrocytes bioactivity and mobility.
Summary: This paper extracted and determined the chemical components of the volatile oil in Basilicum polystachyon, and measured and evaluated the bioactivity of the volatile oil in Basilicum polystachyon.
New drug candidates must undergo preclinical studies to establish a toxicology profile and assess the safety, efficacy and bioactivity prior to filing an investigational new drug (IND) application.
All four probiotic yogurts showed strong bioactivity compared to the respective control yogurts.
This method increases bioactivity and biodegradability of the product and the mechanical strength of the structure.
Other topics include composites for cheese whey anaerobic digestion, thermal insulation made from natural fibers, bioactivity of silver doped hydroxyapatite scaffolds in simulated body fluids, and a woven textile moisture sensor for enuresis alarm treatment.