Bacteria with a thick, waxy coat that makes them more resistant to chemical germicides than other types of vegetative bacteria. Tuberculosis bacillus is a Mycobacterium.

The study of fungi (f?n j?) and the diseases they cause.

Fungal diseases.

Moraxella Catarrhalis is a gram negative bacteria. Those with chronic diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, congestive heart failure, lung cancer, or cerebral vascular disease are more likely to contract this infection.

Multiple Inert Gas Elimination Technique

Term defined as either illness or disease. Morbidity rate is the number of illnesses or cases of disease in a specified population over a given period of time.

A set of basic assessment forms developed by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) to be completed on every resident in a long-term care or sub-acute care facility.

A fatal outcome. Mortality rate is the number of deaths in a specified population over a given period of time.

The volume of air moved per unit time, calculated as the product of the tidal volume and the respiratory rate (in breaths per minute). SYN: minute volume; total ventilation (VE). SEE lung volumes.

A statistical method for estimating the number of bacteria in a sample. MPN method is used most often when the microbes to be counted cannot grow on solid media, a method that would have provided precise values.