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What number of bacteria are in the human gut?

What number of bacteria are in the human gut?

Lots! Gut bugs...: ...get blamed for obesity, ulcers, food allergies, & more. However, most o the time our normal intestinal flora can help us stay healthy.Clostridia incite production of antibodies that lock up allergens before they get into our blood. Dont decimate the good bacterial flora with unnecessary antibiotics, poor diets, frequent misguided "cleansers." Ref. ScienceDaily,8/25/2014. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What is the name of the bacteria that lives in the large intestine?

What is the name of the bacteria that lives in the large intestine?

Microflora...: ...which is a blend of bacterium (and sometimes other organisms) unique from individual to individual. ...Read more

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How is it possible that the mouth carries the most bacteria of any other place in the body?

How is it possible that the mouth carries the most bacteria of any other place in the body?

Mouth microbes: The gingival crypts -- areas that hold the teeth can be teeming with microorganisms. You'll recognize this ecological niche every time you floss- that's what we call a biofilm - a complex community of germs living together. It's a great environment to live in -- free food, heat, 'water', lots of space...That's why morning breath stinks -nothing 'thrown' at the bacteria all night so they propagate ...Read more

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What is the cause of a metalic taste in the mouth.

What is the cause of a metalic taste in the mouth.

Reflux: Most commonly this is caused by acid reflux. You can try an over the counter antacid to see if your symptoms improve. Medications can also cause a metallic taste in your mouth, so if you have started any new medications lately I would discuss them with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What is the significance of the saliva in the mouth early in the morning?

What is the significance of the saliva in the mouth early in the morning?

Glands working: Salivary glands work with hunger, dry mouth, to maintain moisture and start digestion, and help swallowing. ...Read more

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Which bacteria is present in the human intestines?

Which bacteria is present in the human intestines?

Too much to write: in 400 characters or less. For a great list see: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=90&ContentID=P02019 ...Read more

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What is a disease caused by a type of bacteria that grows in the body and produces a poison that affects the nervous system?

What is a disease caused by a type of bacteria that grows in the body and produces a poison that affects the nervous system?

Several: A good example is Clostridia Botulinum, which impairs a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, and impairs nerve and muscle interactions. (botulism). Another might be bacterial meningitis, which attacks the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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How could a made in canada version of malaria appear through DNA replication and the adaptability of microorganisms?

Is this a SCI FY: question. I don't understand what you are asking? Even if I did understand. there are so many people worried about actual diseases such as Ebola - I don't think I would want to get into the theoretical ?'s. ...Read more

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What is the initial number of rhinovirus particles in the body before the infection starts?

What is the initial number of rhinovirus particles in the body before the infection starts?

That is: an impossible question to answer because there is no way to quantify the minimum viral particles necessary for infection. In any case, since host factors are critical in determining the vulnerability to infection, the answer would vary . ...Read more

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Good Day, what is the cause of sores in the mouth in elderly people?

Good Day, what is the cause of sores in the mouth in elderly people?

Aphthous ulcers: Usually these are aphthous ulcers which are harmless, yet annoying. I recommend saline gargles and they do sell over the counter ointments that can help with the pain. ...Read more

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What is the formation of a pseudomembrane in the back of the throat?

What is the formation of a pseudomembrane in the back of the throat?

Not sure: what it looks like but could be thrush especially if you have been on broad spectrum antibiotics. Have your PCP examine and if confirmed is usually easy to treat, Would also start a good probiotic such as Align or Florastor ...Read more

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What toothpaste leaves your mouth the most sterile and free of bacteria?

What toothpaste leaves your mouth the most sterile and free of bacteria?

Can't be Sterile: There is no way to sterilize your mouth. The mouth is filled with a large number and variety of bacteria, viruses and fungi. The best oral hygiene efforts can control germs and clean the teeth from day to day buildups of plaque. I personally use Colgate Total, which has an antibacterial agent in the toothpaste. Flossing, rinsing with mouthwash and professional cleanings are all important too. ...Read more

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Is there a specific type of bacteria that floats in the air that can cause acne?

Is there a specific type of bacteria that floats in the air that can cause acne?

Yes: Propionobacterium acnes is a ubiquitous microbe that's all over the place. It might as well 'float in the air', since you can't manage acne by trying to avoid it. ...Read more

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What is the ph level like outside of the human body? Does HIV usually died within seconds of leaving the body in trace amounts?

What is the ph level like outside of the human body? Does HIV usually died within seconds of leaving the body in trace amounts?

PH is irrelevant: It would help to know why you are concerned. HIV is never, ever caught by exposure to the virus in the environment. Asking if the virus survives in the environment -- regardless of pH, temperature, or anything else -- therefore is irrelevant, if your concern is possible exposure and infection. But to answer the question directly, HIV dies rapidly when blood or contaminated fluids dry out. ...Read more

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What bacteria is most commonly found in the mouth?

What bacteria is most commonly found in the mouth?

>700 varieties: S. Mutants is the most common harmful bacteria. See: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/mouth-and-teeth-anatomy/article/oral-bacteria-what-lives-in-your-mouth-0513 ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of a streptococcus infection in the bloodstream?

What are the first symptoms of a streptococcus infection in the bloodstream?

Fever: Before streptococcus enters blood stream, there is usually some site in the body that is already infected and fever is a likely early symptom. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the aspect of the african lifestyle and culture that allows the rapid spread of aids?

What is the aspect of the african lifestyle and culture that allows the rapid spread of aids?

2 reasons: Three seperate causes in my opinion. The first is almost no use of birth control (ie condoms). The second is that virtually all males are uncircumscribed. Hiv virus has an affinity for langerhans cells in the foreskin epithelium in males. Thirdly....The unavailability of HIV meds..So its an epidemic without the availability of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a floppy growth from the mouth of the metus?

Vague Question: The question was pretty vague, not clearly stated, and in my opinion, didn't show much sense. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more