Asked 20th Apr, 2017

What is MIC?

Dear experts,
 Kindly clarify the significance of MIC and their effect.
Thank you in advance.

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20th Apr, 2017
Chaiyaporn Chaisatit
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences
MIC is stand for Minimun Inhibitory Concentration, which means the minimum drug concentration that can be used to inhibit organisms in vitro. There are many methods to determine MIC i.e., Agar dilution, broth dilution or E-test. The MIC value will provide both qualitative and quantitative data and also a guideline for adjusting an optimal drug concentration to treat patient. 
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20th Apr, 2017
Balsam Miri Mizher
University of Al-Qadisiyah
In microbiology, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) is the lowest concentration of an antimicrobial (like an antifungal, antibiotic or bacteriostatic) drug that will inhibit the visible growth of a microorganism after overnight incubation. MICs can be determined on plates of solid growth medium (called agar, shown in the "Kirby-Bauer Disk Susceptibility Test" atom) or broth dilution methods (in liquid growth media, shown in ) after a pure culture is isolated.
20th Apr, 2017
Rabbul Ibne A. Ahad
North Eastern Hill University
MIC is the minimum concentration of substances or compounds which show any visible or quantitative effect on the organism. MIC can be seen in terms of growth.
20th Apr, 2017
Arumugam Sundaramanickam
Annamalai University
The MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) test is used to find the minimum concentration of an antimicrobial sudstance that inhibit the growth of a microorganism
20th Apr, 2017
Sivakumar Thirumal
Annamalai University
Thank you for your response

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