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Chapter 13:

Infectious Diseases Any disease that is caused by an agent that has invaded the body.
Pathogen Any agent causes diseases.
Bacteria tiny, single-celled organisms, some of which can cause disease.
Virus A tiny disease-causing particle tha consists of genetic material and protien coat.
Fungus An organism that absorbs and uses nutrients of living or dead organisms.
Antibiotic Resistance A condition in which bacteria can no longer be killed by a particular antibiotic.
Inflammation A reaction to injury or infection that is charaterized by pain.
Lympahtic system A network of vessles that carry a clear fluid called lymph
White blood cell A blood cell whose primary job is to defend the body against disease.
Vaccine A substance usually prepared from killed or weakened pathogens or from genetic material
Symptom A change that a person notices in his or her body or mind caused by a disease or disorder.
Meningitis Any of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
Sallmonilosis A bacterial infection of the digestive system.
Hepatitis An inflammation of the liver.
Amebic dysentary An inflammation of the intestine caused by ameba.
Created by: Ivey Richards:)