Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, caused by HIV, breaks down the body's immune system
reaction due to extreme sensitivity to certain foods, chemicals, or other normally harmless substances
agents formulated for use on skin
-ROD SHAPED bacteria; -SPORE-FORMING; -some diseases caused by it are TETANUS and TB, typhiod fever, and diphtheria
one-celled microorganisms, some of which are beneficial and some of which cause disease
capable of destroying bacteria
disease-causing bacteria or viruses that are carried through the body in the blood or body fluids
Hairlike projections that extend from the plasma membrane and are used for locomotion
round-shaped bacteria that appear singly (alone) or in groups
a disease that is easily spread from one host to another
spherical bacteria that grow in pairs and cause disease such as pneumonia.
abnormal condition of all or part of the body, organ, or mind that makes it incapable of carrying on normal function.
an item that can be disinfected.
chemical agents that destroy most bacteria,fungi and viruses, but not spores, on surfaces.
process used to destroy microorganisms; destroys all pathogenic organisms except spores
(n) the power or capacity to produce the desired effect; effectiveness
Contact with non-intact skin, blood, body fluid or other potentially infectious materials that results from performance of an employees duties.
Long projections composed of microtubules; found on some cell surfaces; they help propel cells and organisms by a whiplike motion.
microscopic plant parasites, including molds, mildews, and yeasts
bloodborne virus that causes disease affecting the liver
Human immunodeficiency virus, can cause AIDS
ability of the body to destroy and resist infection
invasion of body tissue by pathogenic bacteria
type of fungus that affects plants or other in animate objects, does not cause human infection
Material Safety Data Sheet
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
cleaning to remove all visible dirt or debris
Spiral or corkscrew-shaped bacteria, such as Treponema pallida, which causes syphilis, and Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease
pus-forming bacteria that grow in clusters like bunches of grapes, can cause abscesses, pustules and boils
pus-forming bacteria arranged in curved lines resembling a string of beads; cause infections such as strep throat and blood poisoning
complete destruction of all forms of microbial life
GUIDELINES BASED ON TREATING ALL HUMAN BLOOD AND BODY FLUIDS AS POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS
microorganism that can invade both plants and animals, including bacteria
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Environmental Protection Agency, licenses different types of disinfectants
also called statutes, written by legislature, determine scope of practice
also called regulations, more specific than laws, determines how laws will be applied
the stage when bacteria can grow and reproduce
Inactive or Spore Forming Stage
the stage when spores can be blown about by the wind and are not harmed by disinfectants, heat, or cold
the process by which cells reproduce
confined to a particular part of the body, ie. pimple
blood stream carries bacteria to all parts of the body, ie. syphilis