small, single-celled microorganisms with a cell wall and an atypical nucleus that lacks a membrane; they commonly multiply by cell division
pertaining to or caused by bacteria
bacteria that live with in our body not causing any harm
rod shaped bacteria
aphere shaped bacteria
spirochetes & spirilla
spiral shaped bacteria
common shaped bacteria
special staining technique
oxygen or air
the need for oxygen
bacteria that require oxygen to grow and are called
bacteria that will not grow in the presence of oxygen
Bacteria that can adapt and grow under either aerobic or anaerobic conditions are called
Bacilli (sing., bacillus)
The combining form that indicates bacilli
E. coli, is a gram-negative bacillus as seen in this microscopic appearance of a Gram stained preparation
abbreviation for acid-fast bacillus
bacterium that causes tetanus
potentially lethal infection of the central nervous system that is usually contracted through a wound.
When cocci occur in pairs
Cocci that occur in chains are called
pertaining to or related to streptococci
inflammation of the throat
spheroid bacteria that occur in clusters
soft tissue projection that hangs down at the back of the roof of the mouth.
pertaining to or related to staphylococci and is sometimes referred to in the shortened form "staph
spirilla and spirochetes
The spirochete called Treponema pallidum is the causative agent of the STD
A special technique used to identify these spirochetes in a sample of fluid or tissue from the painless sore is called
the primary lesion of syphilis and occurs at the entry site of the infection.
comma-shaped bacteria that are responsible for several kinds of gastrointestinal infections
an inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
Protozoa (sing., protozoan)
are complex single-celled animals that generally exist as free-living organisms;
an infection of the genitourinary tract by the protozoan Trichomonas, most often transmitted by sexual intercourse
subcellular organisms and are among the smallest known disease-causing microorganisms.
fully developed viral particle
outer protein coating
infectious mononucleosis, and varicella, which causes chicken pox and herpes zoster (shingles).
The invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms is called
substances such as contaminated food, blood, or water
objects that are contaminated, such as a spoon or a tissue.
pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole
sept/i and sept/o
refer to sepsis, the presence of microorganisms
pertaining to infection
to the condition of bacteria in the blood
a systemic infection in which pathogenic microorganisms are present in the circulating bloodstream, having spread from an infection in any part of the body
refers to an intervention aimed at prevention of or protection against disease
pertaining to prophylaxis.
one that controls or inhibits the growth of bacteria
pertains to killing
one that controls o inhibits the growth of bacteria