Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

PRT110 - Ch4 - Terms

Key Terms from Ch 4 "Recognizing Biological Hazards

Algae Simple, plantlike organisms which grow in water, contain chlorophyll, and obtain their energy from the sun and their carbon from carbon dioxide (photosynthesis)
Allergen A substance that causes an allergic reaction or unhealthy response by the body's immune system
Anaphylaxis A rare, life-threatening, allergic reaction that can result in shock, respiratory failure, cardiac failure or death if left untreated
Arachnid A class of arthropod that has four pairs of segmented legs and includes scorpions, spiders and ticks
Arthropod A type of animal that has jointed limbs and a body made up of segments such as crustaceans (crabs), arachnids (spiders), and insects (mosquitoes)
Bacteria Single-celled, microscopic organisms that lack chlorophyll and are the most diverse group of all living organisms.
Bloodborne pathogens Pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatites B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Exposure Incident An incident involving the contact of blood (or other potentially infections materials) with an eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, or non-intact skin, which results from the performance of an employee's duties
Fungi Plantlike organisms that obtain nutrients by breaking down decaying matter and absorbing the substances into their cells. They are similar to algae but do not contain chlorophyll
Host An organism whose body provides nourishment and shelter for another, smaller organism
Infectious Capable of infecting or spreading disease
Microorganism A very small form of life, often viewable only through a microscope, that includes viruses, bacteria, algae, and fungi
Pathogen A specific cause of a disease, such as bacteria or a virus
Protein allergen An allergen caused by substances produced by vertebrate animals, including blood, feces, hair and dead skin
Toxin A poisonous substance that can harm living organisms
Universal precautions An approach to infection control. According to the concept of Universal Precautions, all human blood and certain human body fluids are treated as if known to be infections for HIV, HBV, and other bloodborne pathogens
Venom A poisonous substance created by some animals (such as snakes and spiders) and transmitted to prey or an enemy by biting or stinging.
Created by: 1873918659595405
Popular Miscellaneous sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards