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Laboratory Manual and Workbook in Microbiology Applications to Patient Care

ISBN-10: 0072995750
ISBN-13: 9780072995756
Edition: 9th 2008
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Description: This ninth edition maintains its original emphasis on the basic principles of diagnostic microbiology for students preparing to enter the allied health professions. The students are led through a series of exercises that allow them to learn basic  More...

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Book details

List price: $97.81
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 9/14/2007
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

This ninth edition maintains its original emphasis on the basic principles of diagnostic microbiology for students preparing to enter the allied health professions. The students are led through a series of exercises that allow them to learn basic microbiology techniques and to practice safety in the laboratory and hospital environment. It remains oriented primarily toward meeting the interests and needs of those who will be directly involved in patient care and who wish to learn how microbiological principles should be applied in the practice of their professions.

Basic Techniques of Microbiology
The Microscope
Handling and Examining Cultures
Hanging Drop and Wet-Mount Preparations
Simple Stains
Gram Stain
Acid-Fast Stain
Special Stains
Culture Media
Streaking Technique to Obtain Pure Cultures
Pour-Plate and Subculture Techniques
Culturing Microorganisms from the Environment
Destruction of Microorganisms
Moist and Dry Heat
The Autoclave
Disinfectants
Antimicrobial Agent Susceptibility Testing and Resistance
Diagnostic Microbiology in Action
Primary Media for Isolation of Microorganisms
Some Metabolic Activities of Bacteria
Activities of Bacterial Enzymes
Principles of Antigen Detection and Nucleic Acid Assays for Detection and Identification of Microorganisms
Staphylococci
Streptococci, Pneumococci, and Enterococci
Haemophilus, Corynebacteria, and Bordetella
Clinical Specimens from the Respiratory Tract
The Enterobacteriaceae (Enteric Bacilli)
Clinical Specimens from the Intestinal Tract
Urine Culture Techniques
Neisseria and Spirochetes
Microbial Pathogens Requiring Special Laboratory Techniques; Serological Identification of Patients' Antibodies
Anaerobic Bacteria
Mycobacteria
Mycoplasmas, Rickettsiae, Chlamydiae, Viruses, and Prions
Fungi: Yeast and Molds
Protozoa and Animal Parasites
Serodiagnosis of Infectious Disease
Applied (Sanitary) Microbiology
Bacteriological Analysis of Water
Bacteriological Analysis of Milk

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