Medical Definition of Vibrio cholerae

1. Bacterium that causes cholera, the life threatening aspects of which are caused by the exotoxin (see cholera toxin). Short, slightly curved rods, highly motile (single polar flagellum), gram-negative. Adhere to intestinal epithelium (adhesion mechanism unknown) and produce enzymes (neuraminidase, proteases) that facilitate access of the bacterium to the epithelial surface. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vibrio Cholerae

Veterinarian's Oath
Vg convertase
ViVa
Vi antibody
Vi antigen
Via Crucis
Via Dolorosa
Via Egnatia
Viaduto do Chá
Viagra
Vibo Valentia
Viborg
Vibramycin
Vibrio alginolyticus
Vibrio alginolyticus alkaline protease
Vibrio cholerae (current term)
Vibrio comma
Vibrio fetus
Vibrio fluvialis
Vibrio foetus
Vibrio furnissii
Vibrio hollisae
Vibrio metschnikovii
Vibrio mimicus
Vibrio sputorum
Vibrio vulnificus
Vibrio vulnificus protease
Viburnum dentatum
Viburnum lantana
Viburnum opulus

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