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Infection

Introduction: Infection

Description of Infection

Infection: Invasion and multiplication of germs in the body. Infections can occur in any part of the body and can spread throughout the body. The germs may be bacteria, viruses, yeast, or fungi. They can cause a fever and other problems, depending on where the infection occurs. When the body’s natural defense system is strong, it can often fight the germs and prevent infection. Some cancer treatments can weaken the natural defense system.
Source: National Institute of Health

Infection: the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Infection: invasion and growth of microorganisms in body tissues, which may be clinically inapparent or result in local cellular injury; a local infection may persist and spread by extension to become an acute, subacute, or chronic clinical infection or disease state or it may become systemic when the microorganisms gain access to the lymphatic or vascular system; does not always lead to injury of the host even if the pathogen is potentially virulent.
Source: Diseases Database

Infection: invasion and growth of microorganisms in body tissues, which may be clinically inapparent or result in local cellular injury; a local infection may persist and spread by extension to become an acute, subacute, or chronic clinical infection or disease state or it may become systemic when the microorganisms gain access to the lymphatic or vascular system; does not always lead to injury of the host even if the pathogen is potentially virulent.
Source: CRISP

Infection: Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source: Diseases Database

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Infection:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Infection

Source - CRISP

  • ill health
  • unhealthiness
  • health problem

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Infection can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Other terms that may be related to Infection:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Infection

The following list attempts to classify Infection into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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