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topical

(Science: pharmacology) Pertaining to a particular surface area, as a topical anti-infective applied to a certain area of the skin and affecting only the area to which it is applied.

Origin: Gr. Topikos


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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

I don't think that the tetracycline was topical, but I also don't think that oral tetracycline persists into the colon (or it's not supposed to). Of course, everybody's different.

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by Darby
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use
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Re: Bacteriophages and Acne?

Propionibacteria are Gram postive - so no classic endotoxin (LPS) tho' debris could still be a concern. But assuming topical application, this may be less of a worry. Bacteriophage therapy also suffers from host rimmune response to the phage itself, and those who have worked with ...

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by JorgeLobo
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteriophages and Acne?
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Re: Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... competitive) consider these points. I'd be pretty honest here and not try to BS the interviewer. Internal use is a highly unlikely eventuality and topical use is inconsistent with the context offered in intro. In conversation - I'd repeat what you told us - you offer this as an example of how you ...

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by JorgeLobo
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:37 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
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Can Plant Cell Cultures Respond to Topical Hormones?

... as tissues ("leaf tissue") as you cannot really use a single actual tissue in the experiment). Also, you say you "will require the topical addition of hormone- laden sprays to different cell lines in order to determine their effects on the cells at large." How do you spray ...

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by Cat
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Can Plant Cell Cultures Respond to Topical Hormones?
Replies: 2
Views: 2457

Can Plant Cell Cultures Respond to Topical Hormones?

... posting, so please excuse any errors I may make in the process. My question is if applying plant hormones (like IAA, Zeatin/Kinetin, ABA, and GA) topically to plant cell cultures will produce a quantitatively measurable result, or if the hormones will simply kill all the plant cells. I'm currently ...

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by SharpestSpoon
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Can Plant Cell Cultures Respond to Topical Hormones?
Replies: 2
Views: 2457
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