Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
Brand name for povidone iodine
Used to disinfect restaurant equipment and swimming pools
Placed in the eyes of newborns to prevent gonococcal infections.
Algicidal (Kills algae)
Antibacterial agent in soaps
37% solution of formaldehyde, used as a preservative
An aldehyde that is sporocidal at extended exposures
Ability of low concentrations to inhibit bacterial growth.
Chemicals used to treate diseases. May also be used to prevent infection.
Groups of microbes against which an agent is effective.
Produced by microbes
Basic structure synthesized by microbes and additional groups or chains added in lab.
Ability of a drug to kill or inhibit pathogen without harming patient.
Sudden, life-threatening allergic reaction, characterized by dilation of blood vessels, sharp drop in BP, and bronchial spasm with shortness of breath.
Overgrowth and infection by microbes that survive drug treatments