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Etiology
Cause and Progression of a disease
Pathogen
Any disease causing organism
Portal of Entry
The way into the body
Virulence
The "stregnth" of the pathogen. ebola vc common cold
Dose
The amount of a pathogen needed to make you sick
Predisposition
Factors that increase/decrease the chance of an infection
Immunity
Resistance to a specific disease
Antigen
Any substance that causes the production of antibodies
Pathogenisis
the step by step development of a disease
complement
Type of blood protein in the blood that helps bind antibodies to antigens