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Communicable Disease

Vocab Words for Communicable Disease Unit

Disease any condition that interferes with proper functioning of the body or mind.
Communicable Disease a disease that can spread to a person from another person, an animal or an object
Germs organisms that are so small that they can be seen only through a microscope.
Pathogens germs that are responsible for causing diseases
Infections is a condition that occurs when pathogens enter the body, multiply and damage body cells
Viruses the smallest and simplest disease-causing organisms.
Bacteria tiny
Fungi primitive life-forms, such as mold or yeasts, that can not make their own food.
Protozoa a one-celled organisms that have a more complex structure than bacteria.
Immune System is a combination of body defenses made up of cells, tissues, organs that fight off pathogens.
Lymphocytes special white blood cells in the lymph
Antigens are substances that sends the immune system into actions.
Antibodies Proteins that attach to antigens, keeping them from harming the body
Vaccine is a preparation of dead or weakened pathogens that is injected into the body to cause the immune system to produce antibodies.
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