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terminology week 5

TermDefinition
Antibiotic Substance that kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria
Antibiotic spectrum Variety of microbes that a particular antibiotic can treat
Antimicrobial Substance that inhibits the growth of or kills microorganisms
Bacteria Group of unicellular, non-nucleated organisms
Blepharitis Chronic disease of the eye that produces distinctive flaky scales that form on the eyelids and eyelashes
Conjunctivitis Common, self-limiting, ailment that causes itching, burning, and teary outflow
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Viral opportunistic infection of the eye that can cause pain and blindness
Floaters Particles that float in the vitreous and cast shadows on the retina
Fusarium keratitis Rare fungal infection that occurs in soft contact lens wearers and can result in blindness
Helminthes Parasitic worms that can cause eye infection and blindness
Herpes simplex keratitis Painful eye infection caused by herpes virus that can lead to blindness
Inhibit To keep a reaction from taking place
Iritis Condition associated with inflammation of the iris
Karatitis Severe infection of the cornea that may be caused by bacteria or fungi
Normal flora Microorganism that reside harmlessly in the body and do not cause disease but may aid the host organism
Nosocomial infection Infection acquired during a stay in a hospital
Otitis externa Inflammation of the ear canal or external ear
Otitis media Inflammation of the middle ear typically caused by viral or bacterial infection
Otorrhea Discharge coming from the external auditory canal or inside of the canal
Parasite Organism that requires a host for nourishment and reproduction
Photopsia Condtion similar to floaters and associated with flashes of light
Pneumonia Inflammatory condtion of the lungs
Stye Painful lump located on the eyelid margin caused by an acute self-limiting infection of the oil glands of the eyelid
Symbiotic Close relationship between two species
Synthesis Formation of chemical components within the body system
Uveitis Serious eye condtion that produces inflammation of the uvea and can cause scarring of the eye and blindness if untreated
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