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sporozoa a parasite protozoan that enters a host cell during one phase of a 2 life cycle.
prion shortened form of the term PROteinaceous INfectious particle. A pathogenic protein molecule that converts normal proteins of the body into abnormal proteins causing abnormalities of functions. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and BSE.
Coccus it is a spherical bacteria cell. A way to classify bacteria.
nematode they are roundworms. Large parasites capable of infesting humans. One of the major groups of pathogenic animals.
anaplasia to form backwards. When cells fail to differentiate.
idiopathic Arising spontaneously from an unknown cause.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Viral infection caused by pneumonia and symptoms of fever, dry cough, dyspnea, headache, hypoxia. Progresses to death due to respiratory failure from alveoli damage.
Nevus Small pigmented benign tumor of the skin.
Autoimmunity A process in which a person's immune system attacks their own tissues- cause for several disease's.
Chlamydia Small bacterium that infect the human cells as an obligate parasite.
Endemic Refers to disease native to local region of the world.