Electrically Generated Silver Ions: Quantitative Effects on Bacterial and Mammalian Cells

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1976 Feb;9(2):357-8. doi: 10.1128/aac.9.2.357.


The inhibitory and bactericidal concentrations of electrically generated silver ions were 10 to 100 times lower than for silver sulfadiazine. Effects on normal mammalian cells were minimal.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacteria / drug effects*
  • Bone Marrow / drug effects
  • Bone Marrow Cells
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Electrolysis
  • Mice
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Silver / pharmacology*


  • Silver