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This is either by inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms (Antiseptics) or by destroying them when present (Disinfectants).
Somatostatin analogs, given as injections, are successful in treating acromegaly by inhibiting the release of GH.
Another affects the amphipod 's main swimming muscle, inhibiting its ability to move.
It contains berberine, an alkaloid that may prevent UTIs by inhibiting bacteria from adhering to the wall of the urinary bladder.
It exerts its effects directly in inflamed tissues underlying the site of application, mainly by inhibiting prostaglandin biosynthesis.