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  • Clindamycin [r]: An antibiotic drug, in the lincomycin class, used to treat infections including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; use is associated with an increased incidence of Clostridium difficile enteritis [e]
  • Clinical prediction rule [r]: Study in which researchers try to identify the best combination of medical sign, symptoms, and other findings in predicting the probability of a specific disease or outcome. [e]
  • Colon (anatomy) [r]: The segment of large intestine between the cecum and the rectum including the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, and the sigmoid colon. [e]
  • Colonoscopy [r]: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the colon. [e]
  • Cross infection [r]: Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution. [e]
  • Digital object identifier [r]: Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals. [e]
  • Polymerase chain reaction [r]: A biochemical technique used to amplify the amount of DNA obtained from a sample. [e]
  • Probiotics [r]: Live microbial dietary supplements which beneficially affect the host animal's intestinal microbial balance. [e]
  • Proton pump inhibitor [r]: Drugs used to lower gastrointestinal acidity by blocking acid secretion [e]
  • Pseudomembranous enterocolitis [r]: Enterocolitis with the formation and passage of pseudomembranous material in the stools, caused by a necrolytic exotoxin made by Clostridium difficile. [e]
  • Staphylococcus aureus [r]: Facultatively anaerobic, Gram-positive pathogenic coccus capable of producing suppurative lesions, furunculosis, pyemia, osteomyelitis, food poisoning, and may be resistant to commonly used antibiotics. [e]
  • Systematics [r]: The study of the diversity of organism characteristics, and how they relate via evolution. [e]
  • Teicoplanin [r]: Glycopeptide antibiotic, similar to vancomycin, used in the treatment of serious Gram-positive infections. [e]
  • Vancomycin [r]: A glycopeptide antibiotic used in the prophylaxis and treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria, especially methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) [e]