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aerobic
any organism that requires oxygen in order to live and reproduce
anaerobic
any organisms that live and reproduce in the appsence of oxygen
antisepsis
a process that prevents or inhabits the growth of pathogenic organisms
asepsis
being free from infection
bacilli
rod shaped bacterica
clean
free from organisms causeing diease
cocci
bacteria that are round or spherical shaped
contanimated
any object that may contain pathogens
disinfection
aseptic-control method that destorys pathogens that does not usually kill spores or viruses
endogenoushe
an infection or disease that originates within the body
exogenous
infection or dieasse originating outside of or to the extral the body
fomite
any substance or object that adheres and transmits infectious material
fungi
simple plant-like organism such as Yeast or
nosocomial
an infection present
pathogenn
any organism tha causes infection an d diease or precent in the haealth care
protza
on celled like s
opportunictic
an infection that occurs when the body defenses are weak
rickettsiae
parasitic microorganism (bacteria) that live in oon other living organism that are usually carried by fleas, lice,ticks,and mites
sprillia
bacteria that are spril or corks shrew shaped
steriziation
process that destorys all mirco organism including spores and viruses
vires
smallest non living miroc organism; visable only with electron microscope
caustitive agent
the pathogenic microorgaism
reservior
where the caustive agent can live,
portal of exit
a way to escape from the resorvior in which the pathogens has been growing
mode of transmission
when a pathogen leave on resovior it must have a way to transmitted to another host to live
portal of entry
a way to enter a new host
susciple host
a person likely to get an infection or diseassse because the body's defenses are weak.