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- ‘One researcher concludes that alcohols have the most rapid bactericidal and fungicidal activity of all agents used in hand disinfection.’
- ‘Some antimicrobials are bactericidal whereas others are bacteriostatic.’
- ‘This chapter contains excellent information on host and microbial factors, bacteriostatic versus bactericidal agents, and indications for combination therapy.’
- ‘It is also a bactericidal agent among other antimicrobial agents, such as penicillin, sulfa, and tetracycline.’
- ‘This finding confirmed the mouse experiments, which failed to demonstrate any increase in bactericidal activity when steroids, that are highly protuberculous in the mouse, are given with chemotherapy.’
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