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(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

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the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people


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moral corruption or contamination

(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

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The rational use of existing diagnostic tests and development of new technologies to help clinicians confirm or exclude bacterial infection have an important role in improving antibiotic prescribing practices, ultimately improving patient outcomes and reducing AMR.
The global hospital acquired bacterial infections market mainly comprises of four indications which are Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), pneumonia, Bloodstream Infections (BSI) and Surgical Site Infections (SSI).
DENVER--The majority of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who acquire a rhinovirus infection develop a secondary bacterial infection shortly thereafter, suggesting that early antiviral therapy might do double duty.
The study examined 361 children between the ages of four weeks and three years to determine the presence of viral and bacterial infections during severe asthma attacks.
for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infections.
To the degree that secondary bacterial infection may contribute to influenza death rates, it should at least be partially controllable by antimicrobial agents, as indeed was the case in 1957.
Raniclor's novel modality adds to the physician's armamentarium in treating bacterial infections.
Accordingly, in our study, >50% of children with a viral infection had leukocytosis, and 25% had an ESR >30 mm/h, findings expected in bacterial infections.
Antibiotics are designed to combat bacterial infections, from certain ear infections and strep throat to more serious illnesses such as meningitis and some pneumonias.
These bacterial infections can cause seizures, fever, pneumonia, recurrent colds, diarrhea, dehydration and other problems that often result in extended hospital stays and nutritional problems (Crocker & Cohen, 1990).
But there is now a vaccine that can prevent one of the most serious bacterial infections - pneumococcal infection - responsible for one of the most deadly forms of meningitis.
If athlete's foot isn't treated--with over-the-counter powders or a doctor's visit--cracked blisters can lead to more severe bacterial infections.
However, the role of bacterial infections, and hence the usefulness of antibiotics in treating chronic sinusitis, is debated.
com/research/fq3bll/gramnegative) has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections - Pipeline Review, H2 2012" to their offering.
Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have shown that the influenza virus can actually paralyse the immune systems of otherwise healthy individuals, which could lead to severe secondary bacterial infections, such as pneumonia.