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Generalized

An infection that is present throughout the host

Abscess

A focus of infection with a pus filled cavity

Acute

An infection of sudden onset and usually short lived as either organism will succumb or will destroy the host

sanguinous

containing blood or pus

super

a resistant organism or infection often caused by the over use of antibiotics

focal point

original site of an infection that may have since spread

primary

a first infection that may set the stage for further pathogen involvement

pandemic

world-wide existance of a disease

fomite

non living vector or carrier of an organism

epidemic

localized sudden increase of a disease

secondary

any disease of an infection that follows another infection

endemic

a local and known infestation of a disease

chronic

a lingering infection that is life threatening, as it usually compromises the host to further infections

septicemia

generalized infection spread through the bloodstream

local

an infection that is confined to a given selective area

nosocomial

hospital inquired infection

inflammation

a tissue response to injury or stress that cause local vascular dilation, fluid exudation, and/or leunocyte accumulation at the site caused by micro organism or some other stress

infection

an inflammatory process resulting from the presence and growth of a pathogenic organism

antigen

a substance, often protein, which gains access to the bloodstream or body tissue

symbiosis

two dissimilar organisms existing together

antibody

developed in response to antigen in the body

static/stasis

when an organism is only inhibited in growth or prevented from reproducing

aerobic

growth of a micro organism only in the presence of oxygen

anaerobic

growth in the absence of oxygen

virulence

the strength or heightened ability of an organism to produce infection in a host.

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