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a substance that tends to inhibit the growth and reproduction of organisms
antiseptic
a liquid chemical that can be applied to objects to eliminate many or all pathogenic organisms with the exception of bacterial spores
disinfectant germicide
a subgroup of antisera usually prepared from the serum of horses immunized against a particular toxin-producing organism.
antitoxin
aperson or animal who harbors and spread an organism tht causes disease in others but does not become ill
carrier
the presence of animal parasites in the environment, on the skin or in the hair of a host
infestation
the power of a microrganism to produce a disease
virulence
the condition of being vulnarble to a disease or disorder.
susceptsbility
infection, contamination
sepsis
a program of activities directed to improving general well-being well-being while also involving specific protection for selected diseases, such as immunization against measles
primary prevention
a level of preventive medicine that focuses on early diagnosis,use of refferal services.
secondary prevention
a level of preventive medicine that deals with the rehabilitation and return of a patient to a status of maximum usefullness with a minimum risk of recurrence of physical or mental disorder.
tertiary prevention
abbreviation for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
ELISA