Flashcards in Exam 1 Part 7 Deck (61)
The invasion of the host by a pathogen is known as what?
What results if the invading pathogen alters normal body functions (aka morbidity)?
What is the term for a microorganism's ability to cause disease?
What is the term for how easy it is for an organism to cause disease?
What is the term for the degree of pathogenicity?
What is the term for the ability of a substance to stimulate the production of antibodies or cell-mediated immune responses?
T/F: signs are characteristics of disease felt only by the patient.
False; these are symptoms.
T/F: signs are manifestations of disease observed or measured by others.
T/F: signs are objective and symptoms are subjective
What is the term for a group of symptoms and signs that characterize a disease or abnormal condition?
T/F: pain, chills, lethargy and itching are all signs.
False; these are symptoms
T/F: anemia, diarrhea, fever and swelling are all signs.
pertaining to blood
give rise to
tumor or swelling
literally, rotting; refers to presence of pathogens
What are the three parts of the triad/triangle of health?
host, agent, and environment
When the 3 parts of the triad of health are in balance, what results? when they are out of balance?