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HIM135 Ch2 Key Terms
Diseases in a Flash! by Sharon Eagle
Mircoorganism that needs oxygen to grow
Microorganism that grows without oxygen
Free of symptoms,
One-celled organism; some bacteria are capable of producing disease
Any condition characterized by subjective complaints, a specific history, clinical signs, symptoms, and laboratory radiographic findings
Any object that adheres to and transmits infectious material (e.g., comb, countertop, drinking glass)
Organism such as yeast, mold, or mushroom; most are not pathogenic
State of equilibrium in the body
Having unknown or uncertain cause
Interval between exposure of the symptoms and the appearance of the first symptoms
Any disease transmitted directly or indirectly between individuals; also called 'communicable disease'
Living organism too small to be seen by the naked eye
Organisms commonly found on and in the body that do not cause disease
Acquired within the hospital
Medical care aimed at alleviating disease symptoms and enhancing quality of life
Pathogen requiring another living organism to live
One who is devoted to the study of human tissues, cells and bodily fluids for evidence of disease
Occurring between earliest symptoms and the appearance of rash or fever
Organism; most protozoans live in the soil, some are capable of producing disease
Having symptoms, such as fever, sore throat, nausea, and vomiting
Carrier, usually an insect, that transmits a disease from an infected person to a noninfected person
Pathogen which grows and reproduces after infecting an host cell