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Microorganism Very small,usually one cell living plants or animals. Can only be seen with a microscope
Pathogen A disease causing microorganism in body (germ)
Generalized Infection Affecting the whole body
Localized Affecting one area of the body
Germ Theory States the specific microorganism, called bacteria, are the causes of specific diseases in both humans an animal
Communicable Disease A disease that may be transmitted either directly or indirectly from one individual or indirectly from one individual to another
Normal Flora Not harmful - even necessary Microorganisms, that commonly live in a particular environment on or in the body
Immune System Defense used by the body to fight infection and disease by producing antibiotics
Defense Mechanisms Present in the body to resist infections. tears- coughing- sneeze
Cilia Little hairs helps move things along
Hydrochoric Acid Stomach Acid
Nosocomial Infection Refers to an infection that occurs while a patient is receiving health care
CDC A government agency that is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Servces
Standard precautions Practice they are going to use when they are involve with body fluid
OSHA Government Agency under the Department of Labor Function establish minimum health and safety
Asepsis Method used to make the patient the worker, and the environment as pathogen as possible
Medical Asepsis Clean technique - not rid of all
Surgical asepsis Sterile technique- rid of all
Created by: queen5