Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease Terms

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 one-celled organism that live nearly everywhere
Fungi primitive life-form, such as mold or yeasts, that can not make their own food
Protozoa a one-celled organisms that have a more complex struture than bacteria
Immune System is a combination of body defenses made up of cells, tissues,organs that fight off pathogens
Nonspecific Response the same way our bodies react to an infection
Inflammation response to injury, or disease resulting in a condition of welling, pain, heat and redness.
Lymphatic System is a secondary circulatory system that helps the body fight pathogens and maintain its fluid balance.
Lymphocytes special white blood cells in the lymph (B cells, T cells and NK cells)
B cells they are formed in the bone marrow
T cells they develop in the thymus gland
NK cells they attack cancerous cells and are known as "Killer Cells"
Antibodies proteins that attach to antigens, keeping them from harming the body
Antigens are substances that sends the immune system into action
Vaccine is a preparation of dead or weakened pathogens that is injects into the body to cause the immune system to produce antibodies
Created by: raydavis