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Flashcards in pathogenic organisms Deck (12):
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pathogen

microorganism that produces disease

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microorganism

a living organism of microscopic dimensions not all microorganisms are pathogens

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virulence

the ability of an organism to cause disease

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disease

a deviation from the normal.

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contagious disease

disease that can be spread from one animal to another by direct or indirect contact.

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communicable

another way of referring to a contagious disease.

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Iatrogenic disease

disorder caused by physicians or veterinarians (and the treatment ordered)

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idiopathic disease

disorder of unknown cause. Idiopathic disease is a disease peculiar to an individual and not likely to be seen by others.

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infectious disease

disorder caused by pathogenic organisms

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noncontagious disease

disorder that cannot be spread from one animal to another animal or by contact with a contaminated object

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noninfectious disease

disorder not caused by organisms (genetic, traumatic, and iatrogenic)

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nosocomial infection

disorder caused by pathogenic organisms contracted in a facility or clinic.

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