probiotic microflora


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Noun1.probiotic microflora - a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus - a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics
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A brief introduction to the history of research on probiotic microflora is followed by chapters that proceed from possible receptor mechanisms and sites of action, through particular uses such as antiviral, parasitic immunity, allergy and inflammation reduction, to newer and more experimental research such as wound treatment and isolation of possible mediating compounds.
The international consumer is we aware of prebiotics, gut integrity, probiotic microflora and their respective roles in health maintenance.