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Generalized
An infection that is present throughout the host
Abscess
A focus of infection with a pus filled cavity
Acute
An infection of sudden onset and usually short lived as either organism will succumb or will destroy the host
sanguinous
containing blood or pus
super
a resistant organism or infection often caused by the over use of antibiotics
focal point
original site of an infection that may have since spread
primary
a first infection that may set the stage for further pathogen involvement
pandemic
world-wide existance of a disease
fomite
non living vector or carrier of an organism
epidemic
localized sudden increase of a disease
secondary
any disease of an infection that follows another infection
endemic
a local and known infestation of a disease
chronic
a lingering infection that is life threatening, as it usually compromises the host to further infections
septicemia
generalized infection spread through the bloodstream
local
an infection that is confined to a given selective area
nosocomial
hospital inquired infection
inflammation
a tissue response to injury or stress that cause local vascular dilation, fluid exudation, and/or leunocyte accumulation at the site caused by micro organism or some other stress
infection
an inflammatory process resulting from the presence and growth of a pathogenic organism
antigen
a substance, often protein, which gains access to the bloodstream or body tissue
symbiosis
two dissimilar organisms existing together
antibody
developed in response to antigen in the body
static/stasis
when an organism is only inhibited in growth or prevented from reproducing
aerobic
growth of a micro organism only in the presence of oxygen
anaerobic
growth in the absence of oxygen
virulence
the strength or heightened ability of an organism to produce infection in a host.