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Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance is the adaptation of bacterial strains to certain of the ANTIBIOTIC MEDICATIONS doctors prescribe to treat infections the BACTERIA cause, rendering the antibiotic ineffective. Such adaptation is an evolutionary mechanism that allows the strain of bacteria to survive. Though in most situations the

Antitoxin - definition

Antitoxin - definition

Antitoxin is a serum product, cultivated from animal (usually horse) BLOOD, that counteracts the effects of toxins (poisons) certain strains of anaerobic BACTERIA produce when they enter the body. The antitoxin binds with the toxin that is circulating in the bloodstream, neutralizing it. Some antitoxins, such as those

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - the unexpected and unexplainable death of an infant under age one year, most commonly between the ages of two and four months. Researchers do not know what causes SIDS, though believe a malfunction occurs in the infant’s basic metabolic regulatory mechanisms that allows

Diphtheria disease and definition

An illness that results from INFECTION with the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Routine childhood IMMUNIZATION has made diphtheria rare in the United States, though the infection can occur in people who do not receive a booster VACCINE every 10 years and is common in other parts of the world. Infection may

Antivenin (antivenom)

Antivenin (antivenom)

Antivenin is a serum product, also called antivenom, cultivated from animal BLOOD and given therapeutically to neutralize the effects of poisonous venoms such as from BITES AND STINGS. Antivenin is specific to a particular venom and works by activating antibodies that enable the person’s IMMUNE SYSTEM to fend

Myasthenia Gravis - symptoms and treatment

Myasthenia Gravis - symptoms and treatment

Myasthenia Gravis is a rare autoimmune disorder in which the IMMUNE SYSTEM produces antibodies that target acetylcholine receptors on the cell membrane surfaces of MUSCLE cells. Acetylcholine is a NEUROTRANSMITTER that carries NERVE impulses from neurons to muscle cells to initiate movement. Acetylcholine receptors

Congenital Anomaly - definition

Congenital Anomaly - definition

Congenital Anomaly is a physical abnormality present at birth. Congenital anomalies, also called BIRTH DEFECTS, can affect nearly any structure in the body and may be hereditary or random. GENETIC DISORDERS and exposure to teratogens (substances, such as drugs, that alter the development of the embryo or fetus)