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Infectious Diseases


infectious disease Is an illness that can pass from one organism to another.
vaccine a substance intoduced into the body to stimulate the production of chemicals that destroy specific viruses or bacteria.
antibiotics Chemicals that can kill bacteria without harming a person's cells.
antibiotic resistance When some bacteria are able to survive in the presence of antibiotics.
common cold The most common virus; it is a viral illness no cure just rest and plenty of fluids.
genetic material The part of the virus which contains instructions for making another virus.
protein coat The part of a virus that helps the virus attach to its host.
bacterial cells shapes are rod, spiral and round.
genetic material in a bacterial cell are located in the cytoplasm.
conjugation Is sexual reproduction in bacterial cells that results in different bacterial cells.
binary fission Is asexual reproduction in bacterial cells that result in two identical bacterial cells.
heterotrophic bacteria Bacteria that obtain food by consuming other organisms or the food that organisms make.
toxins Are poisons produced by bacteria that cause diseases.
prokaryotes Are bacteria that their genteitic material is not contained in a nuclei.
ribosomes Are structures in bacterial cells which are chemical factories where proteins are produced.
energy Is needed in a constant supply to carry out all life processes,by all living organisms like bacteria
Tetanus A bacterial disease treated with an antibiotic.
Chicken Pox A viral infection which can be prevented with a vaccine.
Strep Throat Is a bacterial infectiontreated with an antibiotic.
Lyme Disease Is a bacterial infectiontreated with an antibiotic.
Influenza (flu) A viral infection which some can be prevented with a vaccine.
Created by: kcampbell10