Chapter 28 Vocab Flashcards Preview

AEMT Vocab > Chapter 28 Vocab > Flashcards

Flashcards in Chapter 28 Vocab Deck (15)
1

Carrier

an asymptomatic individual who is infected with and can transmit a communicable disease

2

Communicable disease

infectious disease that can be spread from person to person through direct of indirect contact

3

Disease period

the phase of an infection where the individual has signs or symptoms

4

Exudate

material that has seeped out of injured of inflamed tissues or blood vessels

5

Fomite

inanimate object that can transfer infectious material, resulting in disease

6

Fulminant

severe, with rapid onset

7

Immunocompromise

suppression of the immune system resulting in increased susceptibility to infection and cancers

8

Incubation period

the time from exposure to an infectious diseasee to the onset of s/s

9

Latent

inactive/dormant

10

Normal flora

micro-organisms that normally inhabit the body without producing disease

11

Nosocomial infection

an infection acquired in a health care setting

12

Opportunistic infections

diseases that occur from pathogens that are normally destroyed by the immune system or kept in check by normal flora

13

Vector

an animal or insect that can spread diseases

14

Virulent

strong, able to overcome body defenses

15

Window phase

the period of time between infectious disease exposure and development of detectable amounts of antibody. Disease may be transmissible during that time.