Flashcards in Parasite Slides Deck (12):
What are the types of "worms" we looked at
Platyhelminths (flat), Nematodes ( round), and flagellates
What is the active growing and reproducing form of a parasite called?
What is the inactive and dormant stage of a parasite called?
What do platyhelminths lack and how do they absorb nutrients?
A digestive system; through their skin
How and what do platyhelminths attach to?
Scolex; epithelium of the intestines
What is the scolex?
The structure on the end of an adult platyhelminth that looks like a mouth but is used to attach
On the Platyhelminths, what is each segment called?
The segments at the end of the Platyhelminths is called what and what does it contain?
Gravid proglottid; fertilized eggs
Where does the Gravid Proglottid usually end up
In the feces of the infected organism
What are the types of Flagellates we looked at?
Trichomonas Vaginalis & Giardia Intestinalis
What are the types of Platyhelminths we looked at?
Taenia Solium & Dipylidium Caninum