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Hand Antisepsis Products Target Cell Membranes, Enzyme Systems


Hand hygiene is a major aspect of infection control, and different hand hygiene products are available for use in your dental practice. Chlorhexidine: The antimicrobial activity of chlorhexidine gluconate is likely connected to its attachment to and subsequent disruption of cytoplasmic membranes. Chlorhexidine’s immediate antimicrobial activity happens more slowly than that for alcohols. This product has good activity against gram-positive bacteria, but compared to alcohol, it is l more...
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