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Bacteraemia

the presence of bacteria in the blood


Bacteria

prokaryotic single-celled organism. Ranges in size from 0.3µm-10 µm


Bactericidal

an agent that kills bacteria


Bacteriostatic

prevents bacteria from multiplying but does not kill them


Barrier nursing

utilisation of protective clothing and isolation to prevent transmission of disease from hospitalised animals

Basophil

type of granular white blood cell


Biliary

pertaining to the bile duct


Bilirubin

yellow green bile pigment which results from the breakdown of red blood cells


Bilirubinuria

the presence of bilirubin in the urine


Binary fission

the replication of bacteria


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