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SCI 8.L.1.1 SET 1

Structures and Functions of Living Organisms Unit

protozoa Single-celled organisms with animal-like behaviors.
parasite An organism that lives on or in another organism and benefits at the other organism's expense.
pathogen Biological agent that causes disease or illness to its host.
fungi One-celled or many-celled organisms: most that cause disease are onr-celled.
bacteria One-celled (prokaryotic) organisms that are grouped according to shape
antibiotic Drugs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.
virus Microscopic core of genetic material surrounded by a protein coating that can cause illness when they infect a living cell.
vaccine A weakened or dead form of the pathogen that stimulates the immune system to make antibodies.
antiviral Drugs that slow down the rate at which the virus reproduces
Created by: Bruce Baughman