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The vital activity of organisms in infralow frequency magnetic fields. 4. Mycobacteria tuberculosis

P. K. Khizhenkov - B. V. Noreiko - S. M. Lepshina - E. G. Gurenko - V. S. Dellalov - V. M. Bilobrov

Doneck State University, Doneck, Ukraine

It is shown that a periodic (0.5 or 7 h/day) application of an alternating magnetic field H (f = 8 Hz, amplitude 60-80 Oe) enhances the vital activity of tuberculosis mycobacteria (TMB), which leads to a doubling of the biocycles and a 48-h reduction in the lag-phase. The increase in the functional activity of the TMB is accompanied by a lowering of the their resistance to medication. In the experiment, the TMB exposed to the magnetic field effect completely lost their resistance to three of the four tested medicines. Table 1, Figs 1, Refs 9.

Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika 31, No. 1, 93-96, 1995 [PDF, 0.23 Mb] (in Russian)
Magnetohydrodynamics 31, No. 1, 86-88, 1995 [PDF, 0.19 Mb]

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