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Health

TermDefinition
a small living organism that is not visible to the naked eye microorganism
a microorganism that is not capable of causing a disease non pathogens
disease producing organisms pathogens
One celled microorganisms some of which are beneficial and some of which cause disease bacteria
microscopic one celled animals often found in decayed materials protozoa
simple, plantlike organisms that live on dead organic matter fungi
parasitic microorganisms that live on other living organisms rickettsiae
the smallest microorganisms visible only using an electron microscope viruses
organisms that require oxygen to live aerobic
live and reproduce in the absence of oxygen anaerobic
means the infection or disease originates within the body endogenous
infection or disease originates outside the body exogenous
one acquired by an individual in a health care facility such as a hospital or LTCf nosocomial infection
an infection that occurs when the bodys immune system cannot defend itself from pathogens normally found in the enviroment opportunistic infection
pathogen such as bacturium or virus that can cause a disease causative agent
Created by: mac01