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isolation procedures

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aerobe
a microorganism that requires oxygen to survive and multiply
anaerobic
a mo that survives and multiplies in the absence of o2
antibacterial
destroys or suppresses the growth of bacteria
antibiotic
destructive of life
antimicrobial
destroys or suppresses mo's
aseptic
free of mo's capable of causing infection or contmination
bacteria
single celled organisms
blood culture
blood test that determines the presence of bacterial organisms
communicable
a disease whose cause is easily transferred from one person to another
endogenous
produced within the body
exogenus
originates outside of the body
host
harbors or nourishes another organism
immune
protected against
incubation
holding cultures of mo's favorable to their growth
infection
pathological growth of mo;s in a host
inoculate
artificial introduction of mo's into the bosy or culture medium
microbe
a minute;living organism
pathogenic
capable of producing disease
salmonella
bacteria caused by gi disorders
sterile
free of living organisms
susceptible
not immune to a particular disease
transmission
spread from one point to another
viable
living
virulence
the capacity of a mo to cause disease