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Bacteriostatic

Definition

adjective

Of, or pertaining to, a substance (or condition) that inhibit or prevent further growth of bacteria.


Supplement

Word origin: G.bakterion, little staff + Gk -statés, equiv. to sta- (s. of histánai to make stand; see stand) + -tés agent n. suffix.

Related forms: bacteriostat (noun).

Compare: bactericidal.
See also: bacteriostat.


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Bacteria w/ Antibiotic Treatment

... to at least some degree for any Gram negative bacterium, not just Neisseria or intracellular ones. As a result, such infections are treated with bacteriostatic antibiotics instead.

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by AstraSequi
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:27 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteria w/ Antibiotic Treatment
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Views: 1953

Antibiotic effect

... and no. Many antibiotics do as you say, that is they only suppress the bacterial growth but do not kill the microbes. These antibiotics are called bacteriostatic. Streptomycin, however, is bactericidal antibiotic as far as I know, and thus it kills bacteria that it affects (it is bacteriostatic ...

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by biohazard
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Antibiotic effect
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Views: 12408

Re: Bacteriostatics

Thanks Cat.:D is this how all bacteriostatic agents work? or just tetracycline?

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by icedoxx
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:30 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteriostatics
Replies: 2
Views: 2831

Bacteriostatics

... they die, but if this antibiotic is removed prematurely, cells can resume their normal activity as soon as tetracycline is degraded. Hence its bacteriostatic effect.

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by Cat
Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteriostatics
Replies: 2
Views: 2831

Bacteriostatics

Hey im doing an essay on Antibiotics and how they work. i need some help with how Bacteriostatics work, ive looked on some websites and most of the information is very confusing.. http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/A/Antibiotics.html#tetracyclines ...

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by icedoxx
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:21 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteriostatics
Replies: 2
Views: 2831
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