Infectious Disease - Animated Medical Dictionary

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The FOCUS Animated Pocket Dictionary of Infectious diseases, the first ever animated dictionary in the subject. Infectious diseases are communicable diseases caused due to an infection. Bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, parasites etc. are the pathogens responsible for infections.

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Infectious Disease - Animated Medical Dictionary
  • Abscess

    Abscess is localised collection of pus, that develops as an immune reaction to infection. The skin surrounding the inflamed area is usually red and painful.

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  • AIDS

    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a severe immunological condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS increases susceptibility to opportunistic infections and cancers due to the defect in cell-mediated immune response.

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  • Anaerobes

    Anaerobes are organisms that can live and grow in complete or partial absence of oxygen.

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  • Anthrax

    Anthrax is an acute infection caused by the spore forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, a microbe that lives in soil, which mainly affects livestock. Humans are infected through skin contact, ingestion or inspiration of spores from infected animals or animal products. The most common form of infection in humans is cutaneous anthrax which affects the skin and pulmonary anthrax affecting lungs, characterised by ulcerative skin lesions and severe breathing problems, respectively.

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  • Antibiotic

    Antibiotic is a drug that inhibits the growth of or destroys other organisms within the host during infection. Antibiotics are non-toxic to the host cell.

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  • Antibodies

    Antibodies or immunoglobulins are immune proteins found in blood or lymph, and produced by B lymphocytes as an immune defence against foreign substances (antigens). They combine with the very antigen that triggers their synthesis to neutralize their action.

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  • Antigens

    Antigens or immunogens are substances that can stimulate an immune response by producing antibodies against it. Antigens can be proteins or polysaccharides of microorganisms, toxins, foreign blood cells, cells of transplanted organs, etc.

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  • Aspergillus

    Aspergillus is a genus of fungus that includes several common molds growing on decaying plants. Aspergillosis is the common disease caused Aspergillus, characterised by cough, fever and chest pain.

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  • Bacteria

    Bacteria are microscopic unicellular organisms with a wide range of shapes, abundant in air, water and soil, a few of which are beneficial while some are pathogenic and are the cause of many diseases.

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  • Basophil

    Basophils are a type of leukocyte (white blood cells) that are responsible for the allergic and antigen response. The least common form of granulocyte, basophils store and secrete histamine, a chemical causing inflammation.

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