Create an account
a foregin substance that stimulates the formation of antibodies that interact specifically with it
a living organisms or an object that is capable of transmitting infection by carrying the disease agaent on its external body part or surface
bacterical toxin confined within the body of a bactrium fredd only when the bacterium is broken down;found only in Gram-negative bacteria
an organism that exist as part of the normal flora but may become pathogenic under certain condtions
Glycooprotein Subsatnces developed in response to and interacting specifically with an antigen
One in which orgainisms are orginally confined to one area but enter the blood or lymph vessel and spread to other parts of the body
an arthropod vector in which the diease-causing orginism multiplies or developles within the arthropd prior to becoming infective for a susceptible
dilution or weakening of the virulence of a microorganism, reducing or abolishing pathogenicity
infection caused by germs lodging and mutliplying at one point in a tissue and remaining there
a toxin, generally a protein, produced by a microorginsms and excreted into the surrouding med
blood distribution throughout the body of posionious products of bacteria growing in a focal or local site thus producing gerneralized symptoms
set of guidelines and controls, published by the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), that require the employer and the employee to assume that all human blood and specified human body fluids are infectious for HIV, HBV, and other bloodborne pathogens
infulence of the effectiveness of antimircobial agents
nature of disinfectant, concentration of the disinfectant, nature of the material to be disinfected, number of microogranims presenttype of microorganims present, length of expoure to disinfectant, tempture of the disinfeant during exposure, difinesnant's pH during expourse
2% solution 10 germicidal and kills endospres in 3 to 12 hours, a cold sterilant, effective disinfecant
affect a majority of the popluation of a large region or are epidemic at the same time in many different parts of the world
Diseases can be caused through 3 sources
animals or persons ill of the infection, chronic animal or human carriers, the enivorment
the phyagocyte engulfs the forgain body and begins to break down the material through special chemicals produced by
infection caused by bacteria that normally nonpathogenic and that normally inhabit the digestive tract
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together