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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

A disease acquired through the infection of the HIV virus

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Acute infection

An infection of short duration that is often severe

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Aerobes

Bacteria that requires oxygen to grow

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Anaerobes

Bacteria that grows in the absence of oxygen and are destroyed by oxygen

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Anaphylactic shock

An immediate severe fatal reaction to allergens

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Anti-bodies

A disease fighting protein developed by the body in response to an antigen

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Antigens

Pathogen's that stimulate an antibody response

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Bacteria

A living organism capable of causing disease

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Blood-borne

Disease transmission through contact of blood or body fluids

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Antitoxin

An anti-body produced in response to neutralizing a biologic toxin

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Candidiasis

Thrush , yeast infection

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Cell

Basic unit of life

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Chronic infection

An infection of long duration

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Colony

Growth of microorganisms in a culture

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Etiologic agent

A causative agent of a disease

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Fungus

A class of vegetable organisms

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Hepatitis

Inflammation of the liver

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Human immunodeficiency virus

The AIDS virus

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Immunity

Ability of the body to resist disease

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Inflammation

A cellular and vascular response to an injury

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Microbiology

The scientific study of microorganisms

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Microorganisms

A minute living organisms

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Pathogens

Disease producing microorganisms

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Pediculosis

Infected with lice

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Pertussis

Respiratory disease, whooping cough