antimicrobial

[ UK /ˌæntɪma‍ɪkɹˈə‍ʊbɪəl/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
NOUN
  1. an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
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How To Use antimicrobial In A Sentence

  • This nascent bleach can also react with primary or secondary amines to form longer lasting, antimicrobial chloramines.
  • Breast milk contains a range of antimicrobial proteins, including immunoglobulins, lysozyme, and lactoferrin.
  • The use of subtherapeutic doses of antimicrobial drugs may drive down hog prices and lower profits for the entire hog industry, a new government report says.
  • Use of the following five antimicrobial ingredients is well documented in the clinical literature.
  • However, during infection and damage phenols and oxidases, such as peroxidase and tyrosinase, become decompartmentalized and could oxidize phenolic compounds to form antimicrobial quinones.
  • They show considerable sequence homology to pleurocidins, antimicrobial peptides of the flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus.
  • Silver: Before the dawn of antibiotics, silver was used on the skin as an antimicrobial agent and disinfectant and internally to treat epilepsy, gonorrhea and tropical sprue.
  • The only other interaction between an antimicrobial drug and alcohol is with cycloserine, an anti-tuberculosis drug – the two together increase the risk of convulsions. Doctor, doctor: Alcohol and antibiotics, milk and prostate cancer
  • New antimicrobial agents are urgently needed to counter growing drug resistance.
  • An indeterminate outcome was defined as resolution of signs and symptoms of infection with a need for continued antimicrobial suppression.
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