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What mechanism does the body use to exchange gases between the atmosphere and the blood, and the blood and the cells?
Respiration (pg528)
What three things are involved in respiration?
Ventilation, Diffusion, and Perfusion (pg528)
What is a pathogen?
An infectious agent
What is it called when a microorganism is present and grows but does not cause an infection?
Colonization
What are the two ways an infection could be?
Infectious or communicable
What does it mean to have a communicable infection?
It can be transmitted from one person to another
What does it mean to have an infectious infection?
It does not pose a risk for transmission to another person
What are the four infectious agents?
Bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa
What are the two kinds of micro organisms that live on our skin?
Resident organisms (normal flora) or transient microorganisms
What does transient microorganism mean?
When one person has contact with another persons microorganism or another objects microorganisms. They are readily transmitted and can multiply (possible illness)
What general place can a pathogen survive?
Reservoir
What general place can a pathogen survive?
Reservoir
What general place can a pathogen survive?
Reservoir
What general place can a pathogen survive?
Reservoir
What are people called when they have a pathogen on or in their body but do not show symptoms of illness?
Carriers
What are people called when they have a pathogen on or in their body but do not show symptoms of illness?
Carriers
What are people called when they have a pathogen on or in their body but do not show symptoms of illness?
Carriers
What are people called when they have a pathogen on or in their body but do not show symptoms of illness?
Carriers
Skin, mucous membranes, respiratory tract, urinary tract, GI tract, and blood are examples of ________ of exit
Portal
Skin, mucous membranes, respiratory tract, urinary tract, GI tract, and blood are examples of ________ of exit
Portal
Skin, mucous membranes, respiratory tract, urinary tract, GI tract, and blood are examples of ________ of exit
Portal
Skin, mucous membranes, respiratory tract, urinary tract, GI tract, and blood are examples of ________ of exit
Portal
What are the four modes of transmission?
Contact, airborne, vehicles, vector
What are the four modes of transmission?
Contact, airborne, vehicles, vector
What are the four modes of transmission?
Contact, airborne, vehicles, vector
What are the four modes of transmission?
Contact, airborne, vehicles, vector