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15 terms

Unit 4-4

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urgency
the need for immediate action
pyelonephritis
inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection
nocturia
excessive urination at night
interstitial cystitis
a chronic inflammation within the walls of the bladder
dysuria
painful or difficult urination
benign prostatic hyperplasia
enlargement of the prostate gland
antispasmodics
agents that alleviate muscle spasms
acidification
the increase in the concentration of acid
gram positive
bacteria that retains purple stain inside the cell wall during the Gram staining procedure
gram negative
bacteria with a more porous cell wall, does not retain purple stain, appears red/pink/orange after Gram straining procedure
bacteriostatic
agent that slows or stops the growth of bacteria
bactericidal
preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
antibiotic
a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections
spectrum
range of bacteria against which an antibiotic is effective
synergy
the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects