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microflora

 [mi´kro-flor″ah]
bacteria present in the large intestine.

mi·cro·flo·ra

(mī'krō-flō'ră),
The bacteria and fungi that inhabit an area.

microflora

/mi·cro·flo·ra/ (-flor´ah) the microscopic vegetable organisms of a special region.

microflora

The constellation of microorganisms which are found on or in, or characteristic of, a special location of a host organism or the environment.

mi·cro·flo·ra

(mī'krō-flōr'ă)
The bacteria and fungi that inhabit an area.

microflora

the community of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and algae, that live in a particular habitat or in or on another living organism.

Microflora

The bacterial population in the intestine.
Mentioned in: Gastroenteritis

microflora

; indiginous commensal flora population of diverse microorganisms (MOs) colonizing the outer surface of normal skin; may contain populations of pathogenic microorganisms, e.g. meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); microflora do not pose a threat to the individual under normal circumstances, and do not cause infection, but if one MO strain becomes paramount, or if host resistance is reduced, or the epithelial surface broken, infection may supervene

mi·cro·flo·ra

(mī'krō-flōr'ă)
Bacteria and fungi that inhabit an environment.

microflora,

n a group or colony of microorganisms present in a specific, localized location.

microflora

living microorganisms that are so small that they can be seen only with a microscope and that maintain a more or less constant presence in a particular area, e.g. the pharynx or the rumen. Includes bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi.
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The Company is developing an oral biologic to protect the gastrointestinal microflora from the effects of IV antibiotics for the prevention of Clostridium difficile (C.
In all 325 cases of identified PVI the condition of urogenital tract microflora was also determined.
The increased amount of daidzein was attributed to an altered gut microflora induced by Helicobacter hepaticus infection consistent with previous studies that demonstrated that Helicobacter spp.
The Skin's Ecology initiative brings together biologists from Ashland's skin research together with formulation and consumer science professionals to help skin care product makers commercialize new innovations that address the microflora ecology on the skin surface.
With a better understanding of the effects of the stomach microflora, it might be possible to predict whether someone is likely to develop disease and should be treated for an H.
The human gut microflora, particularly the gut microbiota, play a key role in human health and will be the subject of a presentation by Helene Alexiou from Beneo.
On the other hand, improvements in growth performance are frequently attributed to the composition and activity of the gut microflora which affects nutrient utilisation (Yang et al.
However, such data concerning species identification and distribution of amphibian intestinal microflora has been limited to cultivation methods.
The Spanish researchers analysed the gut microflora of ten healthy subjects (average age 30 years) assigned to a gluten free diet for one month.
The package insert also explains that "adding high levels of xylitol to the daily diet of RAOM-prone children helps them maintain a healthy balance of microflora in their upper airways" and that "specific oral bacteria are not sustained in the presence of xylitol and are therefore less available to affect the upper airway microflora.
The five-year study, titled "Treatment outcomes of dental flossing in twins: molecular analysis of the interproximal microflora," was published in the Journal of Periodontology and funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.