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Ch46 microbiology and disease
Terms in this set (18)
acid fast stain
a differential stain used to identify bacteria that are not decolorized by acid-alcohol
any organism that uses oxygen for respiration
a gel-like polysaccharide compound used for culturing microbes; extracted from certain red algae
any organism that is able to live without oxygen
Rod shaped bacteria
A spherical bacterium.
A territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than completely independent.
culture and sensitivity
growing microorganisms in isolation in order to determine which drugs it might respond to
agent responsible for causing disease
can live with or without oxygen
Describing the group of bacteria that have a cell wall that is structurally more complex and contains less peptidoglycan than the cell wall of gram-positive bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria are often more toxic than gram-positive bacteria.
Describing the group of bacteria that have a cell wall that is structurally less complex and contains more peptidoglycan than the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria. Gram-positive bacteria are usually less toxic than gram-negative bacteria.
A staining method that distinguishes between two different kinds of bacterial cell walls.
a type of mount that a physician uses when they suspect a patient has a fungal disease of the skin, nails or hair
(adj.) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
spiral shaped bacteria
Abnormal brown-colored or wine-colored skin discoloration with a circular and/or irregular shape.
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