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Flashcards in Viral Infections Deck (10):
1

Name the smallest obligate intracellular pathogen, with no organized cellular structure?

VIRUSES

2

Viruses consist of what, surrounding a nucleic acid core?

PROTEIN COAT
aka
CAPSID

3

Are viruses capable or incapable of replication outside a living cell?

INCAPABLE

4

A virus will attach to a host cell, enter it, and then release what?

GENETIC MATERIAL

5

How do viruses work?

VIRUS TAKES CONTROL OF CELL, REPLICATING VIRUS
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HOST CELL WILL USUALLY DIE
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DEATH RELEASES VIRAL REPLICATIONS
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OTHER CELLS BECOME INFECTED

6

Some viruses leave their genetic material in the host, where it remains ___________.

DORMANT

7

Name the 3 major viral invasion routes?

1. NASAL and RESPIRATORY
2. ORAL and GASTROINTENSITAL
3. BLOOD and BODILY FLUIDS

8

Name the body's two responses to viral infections?

INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE
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IMMUNE RESPONSE

9

Which response of the body to viral infection includes vascular congestion and leakage of exudate?

INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE

10

Which response of the body to viral infection includes a collection of lymphocytes in infected tissue?

IMMUNE RESPONSE