Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities

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Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 1999


10.4.2 Mechanical Cytocide and Virucide

Mechanical cytocide involves the killing of biological cells or the destruction of virion particles partially or primarily by mechanical, rather than by strictly biochemical, means. Such means may include disablement, partial physical destruction of critical components, or even complete disassembly of the target cell, bacterium, or viral particle.


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