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Reason why nail scrapping of a client on sabouraud dextrose agar yielded fungal growth?

Reason why nail scrapping of a client on sabouraud dextrose agar yielded fungal growth?

Fungus: Fungus may be either infecting the nail or colonizing it. We carry a lot of fungi and bacteria on our skins and nails which not always cause infection. Not sure what a client means and how you incubated the scrapings, consult a dermatologist if in doubt. ...Read more

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Dextrose (Definition)

Dextrose is a nutritional agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Dextrose is it bad?

Dextrose is it bad?

Dextrose: Is d isomer of glucose, or simple sugar. It is a necessary fuel source for humans. I suppose too much of it taken by mouth could be bad because it might raise blood sugar and Insulin requirements. But so are a lot of other things when taken in extreme amounts. ...Read more

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Is there any sickness that is is treated by giving dextrose?

Dextrose: We use that to treat diabetics with hypoglycemic reactions. Also starving kids with diarrhea and vomiting. There is no reason that anyone that can eat should use it--unless you want to sweeten your coffee. ...Read more

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What are effects of dextrose powder?

It's sugar: And it's exactly the same as eating the same amount of table sugar. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of dextrose powder?

None. : Hi. Boy, THAT was easy! Dextrose is just glucose. Do YOU think powdered sugar does you any good...unless you're a diabetic treating hypoglycemia??? 4 calories/gram ...Read more

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Can dextrose 50% be used in bodybuilding?

It's sugar: I don't know how you would use it. It's sugar water. I guess if you wanted to recover your glycogen stores it might be useful. Otherwise i see no difference in that and drinking a gatorade after working out. ...Read more

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What are the nutrients are in nutrient agar?

Sugar and Beef: Sugar and beef extract (bouillon). The sugar provides the energy via glucose and the beef provides protein. Gelatin is used to solidify the agar. ...Read more

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Why doesn't hemolysis occur when erythrocytes are placed in dextrose?

It's glucose: An isotonic solution of glucose is just a healthy nutrient solution. It's the fuel that red cells use for generating the little bit of energy they need. ...Read more