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Vocab Medical

Microorganisms Very small, usually one-celled living plants or animal, can only be seen with a microscope.
Pathogen Disease causing microorganisms (germs) in the body.
Generalized (systemic) Affecting the whole body.
Localized Affecting one area of the body.
Germ Thoery States that specific microorganisms, called bacteria, are the cause of specific disease in both humans and animals.
Communicable Disease that may be transmitted either directly or indirectly from one individual to another.
Normal Flora Not harmful even necessary microorganisms that commonly on or in the body.
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 Are little hairs in your body that help move things away from your lungs.
Nosocomial Infection Refers to an infection that occurs while a patient is receiving heath care. The patient did not have that infection when admitted to the health care facility.
Center for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) A government agency that is part of the United States Department of Health and Human services. Studies the cause and distribution of disease. Formulates safety guidelines to help prevent and spread of infectious diseases.
Standard Precautions Practices we are going to use when we are involved in any body fluids.
(OSHA) Occupational Safety and Health Administration Government Agency under department of labor function establish minimum health and safety standards for work place and to enforce those standards.(OSHA) work dogs for employment safety.
Asepsis (Aseptc Technique) Methods used to make the patient the worker, and the environment as pathogen as possible.
Medical Asepsis Clean technique.
Surgical Asepsis Sterile technique.
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