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  • Acute kidney injury [r]: Formerly termed acute renal failure (ARF), an abrupt (within 48 hours) reduction in kidney function currently defined as an absolute increase in serum creatinine, a percentage increase in serum creatinine , or a reduction in urine output beyond quantitatively defined levels [e]
  • Antibiotic resistance [r]: The development of resistance to an antibiotic in an organism originally susceptible to it [e]
  • Antibiotic [r]: Drugs that reduce the growth or reproduction of bacteria. [e]
  • Bacteria [r]: A major group of single-celled microorganisms. [e]
  • Food and Drug Administration [r]: The agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics. [e]
  • Gangrene [r]: Destruction of biological tissue, primarily from a compromised blood supply, but also from destructive microorganisms or their exotoxins [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]
  • Teicoplanin [r]: Glycopeptide antibiotic, similar to vancomycin, used in the treatment of serious Gram-positive infections. [e]
  • Thrombocytopenia [r]: Abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in circulatory blood. [e]