Medical Definition of Cholera bacillus

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 Cholera Bacillus

cholemia
cholemias
cholemic nephrosis
cholenes
cholent
cholents
cholepathia
choleperitoneum
choleperitonitis
cholepoiesis
cholepoietic
choler
cholera
cholera-red reaction
cholera agar
cholera bacillus (current term)
cholera infantum
cholera morbus
cholera sicca
cholera toxin
cholera vaccine
choleragen
choleraic
choleraic diarrhoea
choleraphage
choleras
choleresis
choleretic
choleretics
cholerheic

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