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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

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dextrose (Definition)

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


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

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 does dextrose breakdown into?

Energy: Dextrose or glucose, another name for the same molecule is used as a primary energy source by the body.Its breakdown to pyruvate gives rise the high energy products atp (adenosine triphosphate) and nadh (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).These provide power for the various metabolic needs of the cells. ...Read more

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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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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

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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