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microbiology

 [mi″kro-bi-ol´o-je]
the study of microorganisms, including algae, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. adj., adj microbiolog´ical.

mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy

(mī'krō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē),
The science concerned with microorganisms, including fungi, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses.
[Fr. microbiologie]

microbiology

/mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy/ (mi″kro-bi-ol´ah-je) the science dealing with the study of microorganisms.microbiolog´ical

microbiology

(mī′krō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms.

mi′cro·bi′o·log′i·cal (-bī′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), mi′cro·bi′o·log′ic adj.
mi′cro·bi′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
mi′cro·bi·ol′o·gist n.

microbiology

[mī′krōbī·ol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + bios, life, logos, science
the branch of biology that is concerned with the study of microorganisms, including bacteria, archaea, viruses, algae, protozoa, and fungi, and their effect on humans. microbiologic, microbiological, adj.

microbiology

The scientific discipline that studies microorganisms—e.g., viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites.

panic value

Alert value, critical value Lab medicine Lab results from a specimen that must be reported immediately to a clinician–ie, of such severity as to mandate urgent therapy. See Decision levels.
Panic values
Chemistry panic values
Analyte SI units US units
Calcium < 1.65 mmol/L  <  6.6 mg/dl
    > 2.22 mmol/L    > 12.9 mg/dl
Glucose  < 2.60 mmol/L  < 46 mg/dl
       > 26.9 mmol/L    > 484 mg/dl
K+  <  2.8 mmol/L  <  2.8 mEq/L
     >  6.2 mmol/L  >  6.2 mEq/L
    >  8.0 mmol/L if hemolyzed
Na+    < 120 mmol/L   < 120 mEq/L
       > 158 mmol/L   > 158 mEq/L
CO2 in plasma <  11 mmol/L  <  11 mMol
   >  40 mmol/L  >  40 mMol
Hematology, eg blasts or sickle cells on a peripheral smear, possibly indicating leukemia or sickle cell anemia
Microbiology, eg positive gram stain or culture from blood, serosal fluids or CSF, acid-fast stain or positive mycobacterial culture results
Transfusion medicine Incompatible cross-match and positive serology for VDRL; the panic values differ in each lab and the route of the communication is at the discretion
of the lab director

critical value

Critical results Lab medicine A lab result from a Pt that must be reported immediately to care provider, which may require urgent therapeutic action. See Decision levels.
Critical values in the laboratory
Chemistry
Analyte  SI units US units
Calcium < 1.65 mmol/L  < 6.6 mg/dl
   > 2.22 mmol/L   > 12.9 mg/dl
Glucose  < 2.60 mmol/L  < 46 mg/dl
       > 26.9 mmol/L   > 484 mg/dl
K+  < 2.8 mmol/L  < 2.8 mEq/L
    > 6.2 mmol/L  > 6.2 mEq/L
      > 8.0 mmol/L if hemolyzed
Na+   < 120 mmol/L  < 120 mEq/L
      > 158 mmol/L  > 158 mEq/L
CO2 –plasma  < 11 mmol/L  < 11 mMol
   > 40 mmol/L  > 40 mMol
Hematology, eg blasts or sickle cells on peripheral smear, may indicate leukemia or sickle cell anemia
Microbiology, eg positive gram stain or culture from blood, serosal fluids or CSF, acid-fast stain or positive mycobacterial culture results
Transfusion medicine Incompatible cross-match, positive VDRL

mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy

(mī'krō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē)
The science concerned with microorganisms, including fungi, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses.

microbiology

the study of MICROORGANISMS.

mi·cro·bi·ol·o·gy

(mī'krō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē)
The science concerned with microorganisms, including fungi, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses.

microbiology,

n the branch of biology concerned with the study of microorganisms, including algae, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi, and rickettsiae.

microbiology

the study of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses and pathogenic protoza, and the diseases they cause.
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All re-treatment cases of microbiologically confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis (recurrent, failure, treatment after loss to follow-up).
In the time trend analysis by HDs, we considered microbiologically confirmed LB cases in NIDR and outpatient LB cases in Avohilmo.
Overall infection/infectious complication rate, overall clinically defined infection rate and overall microbiologically defined infection rate decreased significantly in the post intervention period (Table 1).
Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is extremely harmful to both industry and the environment (Javaherdashti, 1999).
Technology: Accelerated low water corrosion (ALWC) is an aggressive form of microbiologically induced localised corrosion commonly found on unprotected steel structures close to the level of the lowest astronomical tide or in the immersed zone.
Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is not a familiar condition in the wine industry.
The high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) processing of fruit slices, followed by their refrigerated storage, could be a useful approach to achieving a microbiologically safe cut-fruit product that also retains its important quality parameters: firmness, color, flavor and fresh appearance.
Of these, 200 were eligible for modified intent-to-treat analysis and 173 patients were microbiologically evaluable.
In Smethwick in July, around 280 people were supplied by the South Staffordshire authority with water that had been microbiologically contaminated following a burst main in Bearwood.
Vitamins in food and urine samples were determined microbiologically and plasma pyridoxal phosphate by a tyrosine apodecarboxylase radioassay method.
The birds were histopathologically and microbiologically examined.
This compound has been shown to be microbiologically more active than linezolid against Gram-positive organisms, including potent activity against linezolid resistant bacteria, in prior studies.

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