molecules transcribed, not from DNA in the usual way, but from DNA strands complementary to those that produce normal messenger RNA. Antisense RNA occurs in nature and is inhibitory on gene action. It can be produced synthetically and offers such therapeutic possibilities as turning off viral genes
- Antiseptic dressing
antiseptic dressing antiseptic dressing n. A sterile dressing of gauze impregnated with an antiseptic. Historical Examples With the pus thus given exit, and an antiseptic dressing regularly applied, the case sometimes ends in rapid resolution. Diseases of the Horse’s Foot Harry Caulton Reeks “He has only fainted,” she said quietly, and continued with the antiseptic […]
to treat with .
pertaining to or affecting . free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms. exceptionally clean or neat. free of contamination or pollution. an antiseptic agent. Contemporary Examples They also make “food grade industrial alcohol” used in everything from solvents and antiseptics to fungicides. Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in […]
a containing antibodies, as antitoxins or agglutinins, obtained by inoculation of animals and used for injection into other animals to provide immunity to a specific disease. Historical Examples Numerals represent relative amounts of reaction between antigens and antisera. Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae William B. Stallcup All antisera were produced in rabbits […]