ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF METALS WITH MEDICAL APPLICATION
English

Iva Slavova, Denitsa Kiradzhiyska, Rositsa Mancheva
2018 RAD Association Journal  
The most common classification of certain biomaterials is proposed according to their nature, biological behavior, and application specificity. Data on the antibacterial activity of the metals Ag, Cu, Mg, Zn, Se, and Zr are summarized. A brief historical review of their use in the treatment of various infections has been made. The mechanisms of antibacterial action and the role of some implant surface modifications are discussed.
doi:10.21175/radj.2018.02.013 fatcat:zju75o2rr5cohcdnqjzfrk47ra