reduces the number of microorganisms on the skin
a procedure that is preformed under sterile conditions
the sterilization of instruments with steam at high temperature and pressure
one or more species of microorganisms occupy a region of the body
growth of microorganisms on a specific nutritious medium in a lab
a chemical that may destroy or inhibit the growth and reproduction of microorganisms
a disease that is always present in a specific region
a toxin released from the walls of certain gram-negative bacteria following lysis
a disease occuring in higher numbers than usual in a certain population within a given time period
toxin excreted by a bacterium
hair-like projections on some bacteria
a stain for bacteria that differentiates the cell walls of gram-positive bacteria from that of gram-negative bacteria
event that occurs when a microbe or parasite is able to reproduce in or on the body's tissues
an above-normal number of leukocytes in the blood
a decreased number of leukocytes in the blood
a disease affecting the lymph nodes
increased number of monocytes circulating in the blood
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type (strain) of staph bacteria that does not respond to some antibiotics that are commonly used to treat staph infections.
a change in the genetic makeup (DNA) of a cell
an infection acquired while hospitalized
the requiring of a living host to survive
an organism that lives on or in another living organism
a disease-causing microorganism
the early stages in the development of a disease
hair-like appendages on some bacteria for adhesion to tissue and transfer of DNA
an infectious abnormal protein particle; does not contain DNA
prevention of disease
sudden, involuntary movement with loss of awareness, caused by uncontrolled neuronal discharge in the brain
a toxic condition resulting from the spread of bacteria or their toxic products from a focus of infection
invasion of the blood stream by virulent microorganisms and especially bacteria along with their toxins
to make free of microorganisms
the relative capacity of a pathogen to overcome body defenses
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