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Ch. 13 Health Vocab

Health Vocab for chapter 13

Infectious Disease any disease that is caused by an agent that has invaded the body
Pathogen any agent that causes disease
Bacteria tiny, single-celled organisms, some of which can cause disease
Viruses tiny disease-causing particles made up of genetic material and a protein coat
Fungi organisms that absorb and use the 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 characterized by pain, redness, and swelling
Lymphatic System a network of vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph throughout the body
White Blood Cells cells in the blood whose primary job is to defend the body against disease
Vaccines substances usually prepared from killed or weakened pathogens or from genetic material and that is introduced into a body to produce immunity
Symptoms the changes that you notice in your body or mind that are caused by a disease or disorder
Meningitis an iflammationof the membranes covering the brain and spinal chord
Salmonellosis a bacterial infection of the digestive system
Hepatitis inflammation of the liver
Amebic Dysentry an inflammation of the intestine cause by an ameba
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