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Health Words 2015 Freshman

Microorganisms Very small, usually one-celled living plants or animals. Can only be seen with a microscope, Not all microorganism are harmful.
Pathogens Disease causing microorganisms (germs) in the body Ex. ebola, tb, streplocockus
Generalized Infection (systemic) Affecting the whole body
Localized Infection Affecting one area of the body
Germ Theory States that specific microorganisms, called bacteria, are the cause of specific diseases in both humans and animals
Communicable Disease A disease that may be transmitted either directly or indirectly from one individual to another
Normal Flora Not harmful- even necessary Microorganisms that commonly live in a particular environment
Immune System Defense used by the body to fight infection and disease by producing antibodies
Defense Mechanisms Present in the body to resist infections
Cilia Little hairs that help move things away from the lungs, traps germs
Hydrochloric Acid In your stomach
Nosocomial Infection Refers to an infection that occurs while a patient is receiving health care. The patient did not have that infection when admitted into the health care facility
Center of Disease Control (CDC) A government agency that is apart of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, studies the cause and distribution of diseases. Formulates safety guidelines to help prevent and control the spread of infectious disease.
Standard Precaution Precautions we use when we are going to be involved with any body fluids
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Government agency under the department of labor Function- Establishes minimum health and safety standards for the workplace and the enforce those standards
Asepsis Aseptic technique Methods used to make the patient, the worker, and the environment as pathogens free as possible 2 types of Asepsis: 1. Medical Asepsis-Clean technique 2. Surgical Asepsis-Sterile technique
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