Flashcards in pathogenic organisms Deck (12):
microorganism that produces disease
a living organism of microscopic dimensions not all microorganisms are pathogens
the ability of an organism to cause disease
a deviation from the normal.
disease that can be spread from one animal to another by direct or indirect contact.
another way of referring to a contagious disease.
disorder caused by physicians or veterinarians (and the treatment ordered)
disorder of unknown cause. Idiopathic disease is a disease peculiar to an individual and not likely to be seen by others.
disorder caused by pathogenic organisms
disorder that cannot be spread from one animal to another animal or by contact with a contaminated object
disorder not caused by organisms (genetic, traumatic, and iatrogenic)