1. Freedom from infection. 2. Prevention of contact with microorganisms
Microscopic, single-celled organisms without a nucleus; classified by size and shape, i.e., rod, round, or spiral
Disease-causing microorganisms that are carried in the blood
Any deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of a part, organ, or system of the body as manifested by characteristic symptoms and signs; the etiology, pathology, and prognosis may be known or unknown.
Plural form of fungus, which is a general term used to describe a group of protists, characterized by a lack of chlorophyll and the presence of a rigid cell wall. Examples include mushrooms, yeasts, rusts, and molds
An animal or plant that nourishes another organism
Pertaining to or originating in the hospital
Invasion and multiplication of microorganisms or parasites in body tissues
Induced by the activities or therapy of a physician
A condition of acquired or natural resistance to disease
Any disease-causing microscopic organism
A carrier or host that provides a place for a pathogen to thrive, usually without injury to the host/carrier
A minute parasitic organism that can only replicate within a living cell
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