MRSA

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MRSA

 (mûr′sə)
n.
1. Any of various strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus that are resistant to methicillin and other beta-lactam antibiotics and can cause life-threatening infections. Many strains are also resistant to other classes of antibiotics.
2. An infection caused by one of these strains of bacteria.

[m(ethicillin)-r(esistant) S(taphylococcus) a(ureus).]

MRSA

abbreviation for
(Microbiology) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a bacterium that enters the skin through open wounds to cause septicaemia and is extremely resistant to most antibiotics. It has been responsible for outbreaks of untreatable infections among patients in hospitals
Translations

MRSA

[ˌɛmɑːrɛsˈeɪ] n abbr (=methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) → SAMR m(= staphylococcus aureus méticilline résistant)

MRSA

abbr of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusMRSA m (Keim, gegen den die üblichen Antibiotika unwirksam sind)

MRSA

abbr methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. V. Staphylococcus aureus.
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