anaerobic infection

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anaerobic infection

an infection caused by an anaerobic organism such as Clostridium, usually occurring in deep puncture wounds that exclude air or in tissue that has diminished oxygen-reduction potential as a result of trauma, necrosis, or overgrowth of bacteria. Examples of anaerobic infection are gangrene and tetanus.


the absence of air.

anaerobic bacteria
anaerobic effluent treatment
is usually conducted in deep ponds where air does not penetrate. A fully contained system is also available.
anaerobic exercise
exercise at high work intensity during which the needs of muscle metabolism for oxygen exceeds the capacity of the circulation to supply it and an oxygen debt is incurred.
anaerobic infection
one caused by aerobic organisms.
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Anaerobic infections are usually polymicrobial, and Bacteroides fragilis is commonly isolated in such infections.
This builds finally the basis for correct microbiological diagnostics, appropriate clinical management and further basic and applied research in the field of anaerobic infections.
Anaerobic infections of war wounds in the Middle East.
Although the data is early, we believe it shows the promise of the lincosamide program to address anaerobic infections and again demonstrate Vicuron's internal research engine's strength in producing promising product candidates," Richard J.
Metronidazole is the drug of choice for empirical coverage of anaerobic infections.
Tally's research interests include developing a genetic system for studying pathogenesis and antibiotic resistance in Bacteroides fragilis and the clinical study of anaerobic infections.
In 1971, Searle began to market Flagyl for the treatment of intestinal and hepatic amebiasis, and in 1981 the company introduced Flagyl for the treatment of serious anaerobic infections.