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MRSA

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noun \ˌem-ˌär-ˌes-ˈā, ˈmər-sə\

Definition of MRSA

  1. :  any of several strains of a bacterium (Staphylococcus aureus) that are resistant to methicillin and related antibiotics (as penicillin) and may cause usually mild infections of the skin or sometimes more severe infections (as of the blood or lungs) especially in hospitalized or immunocompromised individuals



Origin of mrsa

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus


First Known Use: 1980


Medical Dictionary

noun \ˌem-ˌär-ˌes-ˈā, ˈmər-sə\

Medical Definition of MRSA

  1. :  any of several bacterial strains of the genus Staphylococcus (S. aureus) that are resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics (as methicillin and nafcillin) and that are typically benign colonizers of the skin and mucous membranes (as of the nostrils) but may cause severe infections (as by entrance through a surgical wound) especially in immunocompromised individuals



Origin of mrsa

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus


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