serratia


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ser·ra·ti·a

 (sĕ-rā′shē-ə, -shə)
n. pl. serratia
Any of various red, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Serratia, especially S. marcescens, that are found in the intestinal tract, are resistant to many antibiotics, and cause nosocomial and opportunistic infections such as wound infections and pneumonia as well as disease in coral reefs.

[New Latin Serratia, genus name, after Serafino Serrati, Italian physicist who developed an early steamboat engine and operated the first steamboat on the Arno in 1787.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Serratia - a genus of motile peritrichous bacteria that contain small Gram-negative rod
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
Enterobacteriaceae, family Enterobacteriaceae - a large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales
Serratia marcescens - the type species of the genus Serratia; a species found in water and soil and milk and foods and insects; can cause infections of the endocardium and blood and wounds and urinary tract and respiratory tract; has been tested as a bioweapon
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Because of insufficient clinical data, appropriateness of therapy could not be determined for two patients in the Serratia group and one patient in the control group.
Additionally, Enterobacter cloacae OS2A and CRFY2, Serratia marcescens CR2B, and Erwinia americana CRFW all possessed the larger size class of element.
Several civilian scientists challenged the Army's contention that the microorganisms dispersed, such as Bacillus Subtilis and Serratia Marcescens, were harmless.
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The company said the expanded use of AVYCAZ (ceftazidime and avibactam) includes the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by the following susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms: Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Haemophilus influenzae in patients 18 years of age or older.
coli and Serratia marcescens - and one fungus called Candida tropicalis at a much higher concentration in the patients suffering from Crohn's.
Serratia marcescens is a member of the Enterobacteriaceae family.
Members in the Enterobacteriaceae such as Photorhabdus, Xenorhabdus, Serratia, and Yersinia spp.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Dublin, Ireland-based specialty pharmaceutical company Allergan plc's (NYSE: AGN) supplemental new drug application to expand the approved use of Avycaz (ceftazidime and avibactam) to include the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Haemophilus influenzae in patients 18 years of age or older, the company said.
The product was approved to treat hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia caused by the susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms that include Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Haemophilus influenzae in patients 18 years of age or older.
and the most efficient antibiotics were amikacin and ciprofloxacin for Serratia spp.