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7 Infection Control

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The invasion and multiplication of disease-producing organisms in the body infection
Hazard to humans or the environment resulting from biological agents or conditions biohazard
An agent, usually insect or animal, able to carry pathogens from one organism to another vector
Any object that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another fomite
Agent that kills microorganisms disinfectant
The state of not being susceptible immune
Tending to penetrate healthy tissue invasive
Originating in the hospital nosocomial
Ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts virus
Capable of being affected or infected susceptible
Period between infection and clinical manifestation of disease incubation
The period of recovery after the termination of a disease convalescence
A plantlike living organism lacking chlorophyll and usually producing spores fungus
In a condition of biological rest or suspended animation dormant
Short hair-like structures protruding from the cell membrane, used in locomotion cilia
Organism that can cause disease in another organism pathogen
The state of being free of pathogenic organisms asepsis
An organism that transmits a disease-causing pathogen vector
To make impure or unclean by contact or mixture contaminate
Agent that kills microorganisms germicide
The state of not being susceptible immune
Period between infection and clinical manifestation of disease incubation
The spread of an organism transmission
The invasion and multiplication of disease-producing organisms in the body infection
A plantlike microbe that reproduces by spore formation fungus
An agent that can inhibit the growth of disease causing micro-organisms antiseptic
Any inanimate object that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another fomite
Ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts virus
A single-celled or colonial organism that lives primarily by ingesting food protozoa
Capable of being transmitted by infection communicable
In a condition of biological rest or suspended animation dormant
A procedure that kills all microorganisms including spores sterilization
Capable of being affected or infected susceptible
Long whip-like structures used in cellular locomotion flagella
Temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion pseudopod (false foot)
Virus that causes chicken pox varicella
Often called the “flu”, an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease of the respiratory tract influenza
An infectious agent that is composed primarily of protein that is very resilient prion
A kind of microorganism that is between a virus and a bacterium; parasitic within the cells of insects and ticks rickettsia
A parasitic roundworm or flatworm helminth
Infective: able to cause disease pathogenic
Created by: barbarabenson