negative culture


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negative culture

A culture made from suspected matter that fails to reveal the suspected organism.
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A negative culture suggests a viral infection, in which case antibiotic treatment should be withheld or discontinued.
Borba contends such exemplary school programs in self-esteem are cost-effective preventive methods against gangs and negative culture influences.
Isn't this negative culture a result of the very secularism that Halliday glorifies and that clashes profoundly with the God-centredness of true Muslims?
There are, however, organisms such as the bacteria chlamydia that can't be detected with these tests, so a negative culture does not rule out all types of infection.
As Szwed points out, the established consensus of American social scientists between the wars, and well into the 1960s," was that African-Americans were part of "a deficit culture, a kind of negative culture existing in the absence of a real one" (160).
In contrast, only one with a negative culture relapsed, the team reported last week at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Washington, D.
In May 2009, after the patient had been persistently stable and had negative culture results for 14 months, the antimicrobial drug therapy was stopped.
All agreed that the biggest obstruction to having a good planning system in Wales was the negative culture in Local Planning Authorities.
He blamed that in the past, Musharraf and his cronies patronized the qabza groups like industry but Pakistan Muslim League-N is returning a prosperous Pakistan to the youth by eliminating negative culture of qabza forever.
As a result, the current Sudanese national state has failed to represent the people of South Sudan, the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, Far North, Darfur--and the people of the country as a whole--by implanting division and hatred and promoting a negative culture of racial discrimination, injustice and inequality between the citizens of the country and between the men and women of Sudan.
Hemodialysis patients with a dry crust present at the exit site were more likely to have negative culture results (p=0.
Personally, I think it is time for Mr Callaghan's people to admit that it is they who have caused the negative culture to exist and promise to do something about it.