What is MINIMUM INHIBITORY CONCENTRATION? What does MINIMUM INHIBITORY CONCENTRATION mean?
Determination of the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of an antibiotic
In microbiology, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) is the lowest concentration of a chemical which prevents visible growth of a bacterium. This is in difference to the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC), which is the concentration resulting in microbial death as defined by the inability to re-culture bacteria. The closer the MIC is to the MBC, the more bactericidal the compound.
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