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Terminology6

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
Acne The occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin
Edema Condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities.
fungus group of unicellular, multicellular, or syncytial sore producing organisms feeding on organic matter.
halitosis bad breath
keratin fibrous protein forming the main structural constituent of hair, feathers, hoofs
nits the egg or young form of a louse or other parasitic insect
normal flora the assembling of microorganisms that reside on the surface and in deep layers of the skin, in the saliva, and in the gastrointestinal tracts
pediculicide chemical used to kill lice
scabicide drug that destroys the itch mite that causes scabies
vertigo sensation of whirling and loss of balance
opportunistic infection infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans
aerobic bacteria can survive and grow in an oxygenated environment
anaerobic bacteria organism that does not require oxygen for growth
immunodeficiency failure of the immune system to protect the body adequately from infection
microbe bacterium causing disease or fermentation
medWatch food and drug administration's reporting system for adverse events
prophylactic intended to prevent disease
protozoa diverse group of unicellular eukaryotic organisms, many of which are motile
vector organism that transmits a disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another
toxoid chemically modified toxin from a pathogenic microorganism, which is no longer toxic but is still antigenic and can be used as a vaccine
Created by: Marquitamoore43