micro organisms

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what does commensals mean?
a bacteria that is neither good or bad
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What is lactobacillus?
a bacteria found in food such as yoghurt and cheese and found in the vagina.
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What is a microorganism?
an object that is microscopic. The naked eye would be unable to see it
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What is E-coli?
a bacteria found in the gut that remains friendly if it stays in the gut.
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what is skin flora?
microorganisms that reside on the skin.prevent invasion and collinisation
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what is a staphlococcus aureus?
a pathogen
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what is c diff?
a commensal of the intestine that forms endospores
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how does CDAD (clostridium defficile associated diarrhea) develop?
antibiotics destroy commensal orgqanisms in the gut. This enables c diff to over populate the gut causing too many harmful toxins to be released. This results in sever diareah and bloating.
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what is MRSA?
is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body
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what does the SA stand for in MRSA?
staph aureus
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what does the MR mean is MRSA?
is it resistant to some antibiotics.
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