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- Clindamycin : 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
- Clinical prediction rule : 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.
- Colon (anatomy) : 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.
- Colonoscopy : Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the colon.
- Cross infection : Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.
- Digital object identifier : Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals.
- Polymerase chain reaction : A biochemical technique used to amplify the amount of DNA obtained from a sample.
- Probiotics : Live microbial dietary supplements which beneficially affect the host animal's intestinal microbial balance.
- Proton pump inhibitor : Drugs used to lower gastrointestinal acidity by blocking acid secretion
- Pseudomembranous enterocolitis : Enterocolitis with the formation and passage of pseudomembranous material in the stools, caused by a necrolytic exotoxin made by Clostridium difficile.
- Staphylococcus aureus : Facultatively anaerobic, Gram-positive pathogenic coccus capable of producing suppurative lesions, furunculosis, pyemia, osteomyelitis, food poisoning, and may be resistant to commonly used antibiotics.
- Systematics : The study of the diversity of organism characteristics, and how they relate via evolution.
- Teicoplanin : Glycopeptide antibiotic, similar to vancomycin, used in the treatment of serious Gram-positive infections.
- Vancomycin : A glycopeptide antibiotic used in the prophylaxis and treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria, especially methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)