Clostridium tetani


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Clostridium tetani

[klä‚strid·ē·əm ′tet·ən‚ī]
(medicine)
A spore-forming bacterium that produces a powerful toxin, tetanospasmin, that blocks inhibitory synapses in the central nervous system and thus causes the severe muscle spasms characteristic of tetanus.
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The genome sequence of clostridium tetani, the causative agent of tetanus disease.
Alem disso, existia historia de manipulacao de solo e criacao de animais, o que possibilitou ter entrado em contato com o bacilo Clostridium tetani no seu sitio.
Similar finding were noted in other studies where the cord application was 70% with materials other than antiseptics.8These substances play a major role in the transmission of clostridium tetani through the wound of umbilical cord and result in the clinical disease.
Gram's staining of impression smear showed typical Gram positive rods of Clostridium tetani with spore which appeared like the drum stick (Fig.
Tetanus is caused by a bacteria called Clostridium tetani which can live in dirt, dust, animal and human waste.
Clostridium tetani produces the potent toxin tetanospasmin that causes painful muscular spasms and potentially respiratory failure in tetanus.
Tetanus is a wound infection caused by a potent toxin produced by the bacterium clostridium tetani, causing severe muscle spasms.
Tetanus is a potentially fatal disease caused by the organism Clostridium tetani, a mobile Gram-positive spore-forming obligate anaerobe with soil or dust as its natural habitat.
variety of microbes.###and chromoblastomycosis, Clostridium tetani, Staphylococcus aureus, Sporothrix