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Chapter 54 vocabulary
Drugs used to treat infection
member of a class of invertebrate animals that includes the insects, crustaceans, and arachnids
The process of removing pathogenic microorganisms or protecting against infection by such organism.
broad spectrum antimicrobial agents
drugs used to treat a broad range of infection
small capsule like sacs that enclose certain organisms in their dormant or larval stage
single celled or multicellular organisms whose cell contain a distinct membrane bound nucleus
requiring specialized media or growth factors to grow
Glycoproteins produced by cells infected with a virus or another intracellular parasite that can be used medically as antiviral or anticancer therapeutics
a protein produced by certain white blood cells that regulates immune responses by activating lymphocytes and initiating fever
refers to conditions outside of a living body
the molecules needed for metabolism: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids
organisms of microscopic or submicroscopic size
groups of like or different atoms held together by chemical forces
one billionth of a meter
pertaining to or originating in the hospital; said of a infection not present or incubating before admittance to the hospital
differentiated structures within a cell, such as mitochondrial, vacuoles, and chloroplasts, which perform a specific function.
agents that cause disease, especially living microorganisms such as a bacteria or fungi
a unicellular organism having cells that lack a membrane bound nucleus
chemicals released from cells that cause smooth muscle contraction and pain.
a bacterial or fungal culture that contains a single organism
a sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis
the technique or process of keeping tissue alive and growing in a culture medium
a medium used to keep an organism alive during transport to the lab
capable of living, developing, or germinating under favorable conditions
a slide preparation in which a drop of liquid specimen or the like is covered with a cover slip and observed with a microscope