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Silver Colloid

INFORMATION

Uses

Silver Colloid is used to prevent infections.

How it works

The effectiveness of silver compounds as an antiseptic is based on the ability of the biologically active silver ion (Ag+) to irreversibly damage key enzyme systems in the cell membranes of pathogens. The antibacterial action of silver has long been known to be enhanced by the presence of an electric field. Applying an electric current across silver electrodes enhances antibiotic action at the anode, likely due to the release of silver into the bacterial culture. The antibacterial action of electrodes coated with silver nanostructures is greatly improved in the presence of an electric field.

Common side effects

Nervous system disorder, Argyria (skin turns blue or bluish-grey.), Liver disorder

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

No medicine available

Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)