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chapter 4 vocabulary

veterinary Assistant Career and Medical Terminology

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Animal husbandry agricultural practice of breeding and raising livestock
anthrax a potentially lethal disease caused by anthrax spores in soil ingested by grazing animals or found on animal fur, hide or wool
antibiotics medicines that inhibit or prevent the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi.
bioterrorism terrorism by the international release or dissemination of biological agents bacteria, viruses, or toxins
blood transfusion process of transferring blood or blood based products from one person or animal into the circulatory system of another
cholera potentially lethal disease caused by ingesting contaminated water or food.
circulatory system an organ system that moves nutrients, gasses, and wastes to and from cells and helps fight disease and regulate body temperature
DDT One of the best known synthetic pesticides,
food safety
food safety scientific discipline that involves the prevention of food borne illness through proper handling of food
germ theory theory proposing that microorganisms are the cause of many diseases
immunization process by which an individual is exposed to an infecting agent designed to fortify his or her immune system against that agent
microbiology study of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and viruses
Pastuerization process of heating liquids to destroy viruses and harmful organisms such as bacteria and mold
pesticide a substance used to prevent, control, or reduce the damage caused by pests,such as insects weeds,or worms
rabies viral disease of animal origin that causes inflammation of the brain.
vaccination process of distributing and administering vaccines
vaccine an immunity booster to a certain disease.
Created by: deborah_miller23