tubercle bacillus


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Related to tubercle bacillus: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, tuberculosis
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Synonyms for tubercle bacillus

cause of tuberculosis

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Two months after the treatment, the results of the acid fast stain test of the sputum smear and tubercle bacillus culture were negative.
It was a tradition threatened by Koch's identification in 1882 of the tubercle bacillus rather than a refined sensibility as the cause of the disease, and before Waksman's discovery in 1944 of streptomycin, the first effective treatment for the disease, it had long since lapsed.
LUNG INFECTION: A fat droplet-laden tubercle bacillus in a patient's sputum.
In "Adonais", Shelley makes reviewers out to be more deleterious than the tubercle bacillus thriving in Keats's lungs: critics are singled out as the underlying cause of the young poet's demise, a conviction which prompts Shelley to characterise Keats's reviewers by dint of the most traditionally loathsome apocalyptic beasts.
He will complete that tour and then, in Seattle, become deathly ill from the tubercle bacillus that had been lingering in his body, probably for years.
The particles of the tubercle bacillus can remain suspended in the air for several hours (USDHHS, 2000).
In 1882 in a lecture to the Berlin Physiological Society he anounced that he had isolated and succeeded in cultivating the tubercle bacillus, responsible for all forms of the disease.
A: The scientific name is Mycobacterium tuberculosis humanis, also known as tubercle bacillus.
His discovery of the tubercle bacillus was a starting point for a worldwide campaign against an age-old scourge of the human race.
Ibaraki health officials said Tuesday 22 women attending a vocational school in southern Ibaraki have been infected with the tubercle bacillus and three of them have developed symptoms of tuberculosis.
The TB bacterium also is known as the tubercle bacillus.
In 1882, German bacteriologist and Nobel laureate Robert Koch identified the tubercle bacillus and documented its pathogenicity.