Trichomonas tenax


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Trich·o·mo·nas te·'nax

a species that lives as a commensal in the mouth of humans and other primates, especially in the tartar around the teeth or in the defects of carious teeth; there is no evidence of direct pathogenesis, but it is frequently associated with pyogenic organisms in pus pockets or at the base of teeth.

Trichomonas tenax

a species of protozoa that is found in the human mouth, particularly in cases of pyorrhea.

Trich·o·mo·nas te·nax

(trik'ō-mō'năs tē'naks)
A species of parasitic protozoan flagellates that lives as a commensal in the mouth of humans and other primates, especially in the tartar around the teeth or in the defects of carious teeth.

Trichomonas

a genus of flagellate protozoa parasitic in animals, birds, and in humans. Member of the family Trichomonadidae and characterized usually by the presence of a single flagellum.

Trichomonas caballi
found in the colon of horses.
Trichomonas canistomae
found in the mouth of dogs.
Trichomonas equi (syn. Trichomonas faecalis)
Trichomonas equibuccalis
found in the mouth of horses.
Trichomonas felistomae
found in the mouth of cats.
Trichomonas foetus
see tritrichomonasfoetus.
Trichomonas gallinae
found in the upper digestive tract of many birds but mostly in pigeon squabs where it causes avian trichomoniasis.
Trichomonas gallinarum
see tetratrichomonasgallinarum.
Trichomonas hominis
see pentatrichomonashominis.
Trichomonas intestinalis
see pentatrichomonashominis.
Trichomonas macacovaginae
found in the vagina of the rhesus monkey.
Trichomonas phasioni
causes diarrhea and dehydration of pheasant poults.
Trichomonas tenax
found in the mouth of monkeys and humans but has no pathogenic effect.
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The occurrence of Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax in patients with periodontal disease.
Importance of Trichomonas tenax and Entamoeba gingivalis protozoa in the human oral cavity.
In fact, 53% were infected with Entamoeba gingivalis while Trichomonas tenax where 27% (Table 2).
Prevalence of Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax among dental patients attending Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy clinic, Enugu, Nigeria.