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Exaggerated hypersensitivity reaction that, in severe cases, leads to vacular collapse, bronchospasm, and shock
anaphylaxis
Innumoglobulin produced by the immune system in response to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic
antibody
Foreign substance that causes the production of a specific antibody.
antigen
Pertaining to substance that inhibit the growth of microorganisimsk, such asalcohol and povidone-iodine solution(Betadine)
antiseptic
Disturbance in the imune system in which the body reacts against its own tissue.
autoimmune
infecion caused by a yeastlike fungus that typically affects the vcainal mucosa and skin.
candidiasis
Capable of being formed into class
coagulate
Soiled with pathogens or infectious material nonsterile
contaminated
Soiled with pathogens or infectious material nonsterile
contaminated
A disruption of normal system functions
disorder
Agents that destroy pathogenic organisms.
germicides
Pertaining to a characteristic, condition, or disease transmitted from parent to offspring on the DNA chain.
Hereditary
infection acquired during hospitaliztion or in a healthcare setting; often caused by Escherichia coli, hepatitis viruses, Pseudomonas, and Staphylococcus microorganisms.
nosocomial infection
an agent that relieves or alleviates symptoms without curing the disease.
palliative