bacterial food poisoning


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bac·te·ri·al food poi·son·ing

a term commonly used to refer to conditions limited to enteritis or gastroenteritis (excluding the enteric fevers and the dysenteries) caused by bacterial multiplication itself or by a soluble bacterial exotoxin.

bacterial food poisoning

a toxic condition resulting from the ingestion of food contaminated by certain bacteria. Acute infectious gastroenteritis caused by various species of Salmonella is characterized by fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and general discomfort beginning 8 to 48 hours after ingestion and continuing for several days. Similar symptoms caused by Staphylococcus, usually S. aureus, appear much sooner and rarely last more than a few hours. Food poisoning caused by the neurotoxin of Clostridium botulinum is characterized by GI symptoms, disturbances of vision, weakness or paralysis of muscles, and, in severe cases, respiratory failure. See also botulism.

bac·te·ri·al food poi·son·ing

(bak-tēr'ē-ăl fūd poy'zŏn-ing)
A term commonly used to refer to conditions limited to enteritis or gastroenteritis (excluding the enteric fevers and the dysenteries) caused by bacterial multiplication itself or by a soluble bacterial exotoxin.

bac·te·ri·al food poi·son·ing

(bak-tēr'ē-ăl fūd poy'zŏn-ing)
Term commonly used to refer to conditions limited to enteritis or gastroenteritis (excluding the enteric fevers and the dysenteries) caused by bacterial multiplication itself or by a soluble bacterial exotoxin.

bacterial

pertaining to or caused by bacteria.

bacterial adhesiveness
bacterial allergy
see bacterial hypersensitivity.
cutaneous bacterial granuloma
bacterial diseases
diseases in which bacteria play a significant but not necessarily exclusive role.
bacterial fermentation
fermentation is more commonly a function of yeasts but is performed by some bacteria, e.g. those in the rumen. See also fermentation.
bacterial food poisoning
see food poisoning.
bacterial gill disease
see gill disease.
bacterial kidney disease of fish
a serious disease of salmonid cultures characterized by granuloma in the kidney and spleen, and extensive caseation of muscles. The disease is chronic and causes heavy losses. The cause appears to be a minute gram-positive coccobacillus Renibacterium salmoninarum.
bacterial overgrowth
a syndrome of malabsorption causing chronic or recurrent diarrhea in dogs. Believed to be due to the presence in the small intestine of an abnormally large population of Clostridium spp. and other enteric bacteria normally found in the colon.
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People who have had bacterial food poisoning may have potential for illness other than just the temporary inconvenience of diarrhea and vomiting.