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gram-pos·i·tive

or Gram-pos·i·tive (grăm′pŏz′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in the Gram stain method.

Gram-positive

adj
(Microbiology) designating bacteria that retain the violet stain in Gram's method

Gram′-pos′itive

(græm)

adj. (often l.c.)
(of bacteria) retaining the violet dye when stained by Gram's method.
[1905–10]

gram-positive

Relating to a group of bacteria that generally are sensitive to the destructive effects of antibiotics or the actions of the body's immune cells. Gram-positive bacteria have relatively thick cell walls and, when subjected to a specialized laboratory staining method, turn a dark-blue color. Compare gram-negative.
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Adj.1.Gram-positive - (of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method
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
confirming, positive - indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test"
Translations

gram-pos·i·tive

n. gram-positivo, retención del color o resistencia a la decoloración en la aplicación del método de Gram.

Gram-positive

adj Gram positivo
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A comparative analysis of Gram positive organism associated empyema and Gram negative organism associated empyema was carried out.
Based on Catalase test react-ions, the Gram positive cocci were divided into either Staphylococci or Streptococci/Enterococci.
Resistance profile of gram positive isolates shows cefixime 91.
A Spanish translation of this, the original English version of the Supplement, "Current status and recommendations on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in Latin America" by Dr Eduardo Gotuzzo and members of the Latin American Working Group on Gram Positive Resistance, has been published in Revista Chilena de Infectologia, Vol.
According to Lytix Biopharma CEO Gunnar Saelid, "We are delighted to announce the approvals by the Hungarian Regulatory Authorities and appropriate Ethics Committee to test our novel antimicrobial drug Lytixar(TM) (LTX-109) in patients whom have skin infections caused by Gram positive bacteria.
In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recorded some 19,000 deaths from methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, a Gram positive resistant bacterial infection.
However, the most important observation has been that of the rising numbers of gram positive bacteria resistant to several of the currently available antibiotics.