Definitions for "Cultures"
If an infection is suspected, it is helpful to know the principal site and the type of bacterium, fungus or other microorganism involved so that the most specific antibiotics can be selected for treatment. To determine the site and organism, samples of body fluids such as sputum, blood and urine, swabs of the inside of the nose, throat, and rectum, and stool samples are placed on culture medium in special sterile containers and incubated at body temperature (37º C, 98.6º F) for one to several days. These cultures are examined to determine if bacteria or fungi are present in significant numbers. If they are present, the organisms can be identified and tested with several antibiotics to determine which antibiotic kills the organism. This process determines the “antibiotic sensitivity” of the organism.
Deliberately grown bacteria
blood, urine, or spinal fluid samples which are placed on agar (or other medium) plates to see if bacteria or fungus grow out. Important for infectious diseases and choosing appropriate antibiotic treatment.
Cultures is a series of computer games developed by Funatics Development.
the ways of living of a group of people, including their traditions, inventions and conventions