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I had a MRSA infection on my ankle. At the time, I had never heard of MRSA. I didn't really know a whole lot about it. It really scared me.
Grant Hill

Meaning of "MRSA" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES MRSA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It is also called oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is any strain of Staphylococcus aureus that has developed, through the process of natural selection, resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, which include the penicillins and the cephalosporins. Strains unable to resist these antibiotics are classified as methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, or MSSA. The evolution of such resistance does not cause the organism to be more intrinsically virulent than strains of Staphylococcus aureus that have no antibiotic resistance, but resistance does make MRSA infection more difficult to treat with standard types of antibiotics and thus more dangerous. MRSA is especially troublesome in hospitals, prisons and nursing homes, where patients with open wounds, invasive devices, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk of infection than the general public.

Definition of MRSA in the English dictionary

The definition of MRSA in the dictionary is 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.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE MRSA

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Synonyms and antonyms of MRSA in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «MRSA» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MRSA

Find out the translation of MRSA to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of MRSA from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «MRSA» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

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510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

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380 millions of speakers
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278 millions of speakers

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Trends of use of MRSA

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MRSA»

The term «MRSA» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.355 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MRSA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about MRSA

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QUOTES WITH «MRSA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word MRSA.
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Grant Hill
I had a MRSA infection on my ankle. At the time, I had never heard of MRSA. I didn't really know a whole lot about it. It really scared me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MRSA»

Discover the use of MRSA in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to MRSA and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA
That pathogen is MRSA—methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus—and Superbug is the first book to tell the story of its shocking spread and the alarming danger it poses to us all.
Maryn McKenna, 2010
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MRSA
Responding to the growing concern about the increased frequency and resistance of MRSA infections, this invaluable source analyzes the latest developments in the identification, assessment, and management of methicillin-resistant ...
John A. Weigelt, 2007
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Mrsa and Staphylococcal Infections
The contents of this book are geared to the reader who does not have a medical or healthcare industry background. The information presented is intended to provide a general understanding about Staph infections.
Hernan R. Chang, M. D. Hernan Chang, 2006
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Mrsa Spider Bites the FleshEating Bacte
In this short novel, the lives of three persons acutely ill from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are depicted.
Hernan R. Chang, 2006
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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Protocols
This book provides a comprehensive collection of the most up-to-date techniques for the detection and investigation of MRSA.
Yinduo Ji, 2010
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Hospital Infection: From Miasmas to MRSA
A history of the intimate and ongoing relationship between hospitals and infections.
Graham A. J. Ayliffe, Mary P. English, 2003
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH: ...
According to the CDC, of the people with S. aureus present, about 1% have MRSA. Life-threatening MRSA infections can involve anyone, including people living in confined areas or those who have close skin-to-skin contact with others, such ...
Anthony S. Fauci, Vassil St. Georgiev, 2009
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3-2-1 Code It!
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Conditions 1) Selection and sequencing of MRSA codes (a) Combination codes for MRSA infection When a patient is diagnosed with an infection that is due to methicillinrresistant ...
Michelle Green, 2009
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Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine
Risk factors associated with acquisition of nosocomial strains of MRSA include recent hospitalization, recent surgery, and residence in a long-term facility or injection drug use [54]. In addition, in the past 7 years community- associated MRSA ...
Richard S. Irwin, James M. Rippe, 2008
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Mrsa-Killer Bug. What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself.
Bertha S. Ayi. Most of the skin swellings may require the intervention of a surgeon to open it up and allow the pus to be cleaned out. Following this procedure, antibiotics may be used. However, in some situations where there is primarily a ...
Bertha S. Ayi, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MRSA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term MRSA is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hospital Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus …
It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Hospital Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) ... «SYS-CON Media, Jul 15»
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'I lost my identity' Leslie Ash able to walk again 11 YEARS after …
LESLIE ASH has today revealed that she felt a "profound grief" after contracting a strain of the deadly superbug MRSA in 2004. By Jessica ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Leslie Ash on recovering from MRSA superbug, acting return and …
Leslie Ash on recovering from MRSA superbug, acting return and cosmetic ... after being diagnosed with the deadly superbug MRSA in 2004. «Best Daily, Jul 15»
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Leslie Ash looks incredible on rare public appearance with …
This comes after Leslie revealed she had contracted the deadly MRSA bug over a decade ago, but is now free from medication and can walk ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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NUIG professor wages war on MRSA
MRSA can secrete an enzyme, called coagulase, that converts a component of our blood, fibrinogen, into fibrin. Fibrin is the protein that helps ... «Connacht Tribune Group, Jul 15»
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Pfizer takes MRSA vaccine into phase IIb trial
The company is trying to achieve what has eluded vaccine developers for years - finding an effective way to protect patients developing MRSA ... «PMLiVE, Jul 15»
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POLICE: Man claiming to have hepatitis C and MRSA allegedly spits …
A man who claimed to have hepatitis C and MRSA allegedly spat on an officer while being contained. John Moscato, 46, of Rochester was ... «KTTC, Jul 15»
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Hospitals continue to use contact precautions to control MRSA spread
The researchers analyzed results from 48 studies that examined the effectiveness of CP in preventing endemic MRSA and 45 that measured ... «Healio, Jul 15»
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Rampant LA-MRSA poses an increased threat for Britain
Following tests that found livestock-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) in pork of Danish and Irish origin, and ... «Pig World, Jul 15»
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Targeted infection program decreases MRSA, UTI transmission in …
Results from that randomized clinical trial, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, show the program led to a decrease in new-onset MRSA ... «Healio, Jul 15»

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