Iontophoresis generates an antimicrobial effect that remains after iontophoresis ceases

C. P. Davis, N. Wagle, M. D. Anderson, M. M. Warren

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    Iontophoresis required chlorine-containing compounds in the medium for effective microbial population reduction and killing. After iontophoresis ceased, the antimicrobial effect generated by iontophoresis remained but slowly decreased. Antimicrobial effects of iontophoresis may be related to the generation of short-lived chlorine-containing compounds.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2552-2555
    Number of pages4
    JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    Issue number11
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacology (medical)
    • Infectious Diseases

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