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Inoculation

Inoculation Definition In Immunology, inoculation is defined as the process of introducing an antigenic substance or... Read More

Prodromal period

There are five stages (or phases) of a disease. (Hattis, 2020). These stages are (1) Incubation period, (2) Prodromal... Read More

Vector

Vector Definition When one thinks of vectors one may think of many different things. This is because a vector can be... Read More

Opportunistic pathogen

Opportunistic Pathogen Definition How do we define opportunistic pathogen? The opportunistic pathogen is an infectious... Read More

Zoonosis

Zoonosis Definition Zoonosis is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from an animal to a human host. Originally a... Read More

Infectious disease

Definition noun A disease due to the presence of an infective particle, especially a microbial pathogenic agent that is... Read More

Incubation period

Incubation Period Definition The incubation period is the time duration between exposure to the pathogen and the appearance... Read More

coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious coronavirus disease first detected... Read More

Anthroponosis

Definition noun, plural: anthroponoses An infectious disease that can be transmitted from a human host to an animal... Read More

Prevalent

Prevalent Definition We can define "prevalent" as the most commonly found, being dominant or widespread, or describing the... Read More

Density dependent factor

Density-dependent factors are the limiting factors of an ecosystem that regulate population growth in a density-dependent... Read More

Microbe

Microbe Definition What is a microbe? How do we define microbes?  Microbes refer to microorganisms that cannot be seen by... Read More

Communicable disease

Definition noun, plural: communicable diseases A type of disease that is contagious since the agent of the disease may be... Read More

Susceptible

Resistance, vulnerability, sensitivity, tolerance, and susceptibility are some highly important terminologies across the... Read More

Anaerobic bacteria

Bacteria are classified according to the need for oxygen to survive and grow.   For example, aerobic bacteria are bacteria... Read More

Serum

Serum Definition In biology, serum generally refers to the clear portion of any bodily fluid of animals and plants.... Read More

Bacteria

Bacteria Definition What are bacteria? What is the definition of bacteria in biology? Bacteria are defined as organisms... Read More

Transmissible disease

Definition noun A contagious disease wherein the pathogen is transmissible from one host to another. Supplement A... Read More

Endemic

Global biodiversity is under threat and the rate at which species are getting endangered and extinct is alarming. If you... Read More

Exon

When we look at the genome sizes and the organism complexity, it becomes quite confusing at times. This is because we... Read More

Mosaic disease

Definition noun An infectious disease in plants characterized by the speckled appearance in leaves due to mottling and... Read More

Sporadic

Events, diseases, behaviors, infections, flowering... all of these happen at different frequencies and manners in the world.... Read More

Afferent Nerve

Afferent Nerve Definition The word ‘aferent’ means "steering or conducting something towards a destination". The... Read More

Contagious disease

Definition noun A disease in which the pathogen is transmissible from one host to another. Supplement A contagious disease... Read More

Prion

prion Origin: proteinaceous infectious particle (microbiology) an infectious protein particle similar to a virus but... Read More

Humoral immunity

Let’s get to know where one should place humoral immunity, the topic of today’s discussion!! By the end of the article,... Read More

Infection

Definition noun, plural: infections (microbiology) Invasion and multiplication of an infectious agents in body tissues of... Read More

Illness period

Definition noun The period during which the clinical symptoms of the disease manifests Supplement The illness period is the... Read More

Pathogenicity

Definition noun, plural: pathogenicities The capability (of a pathogenic agent) to cause disease Supplement Pathogenicity... Read More

Infectious heredity

Definition noun A non-Mendelian inheritance in which an infectious particle within the cell of the host may bring changes in... Read More

Exogenous pyrogen

Definition noun, plural: exogenous pyrogen A type of pyrogen that is of microbial origin, such as the lipopolysaccharide in... Read More

Endogenous pyrogen

Definition noun, plural: endogenous pyrogens A type of pyrogen produced by activated immune cells, and incite the rise in... Read More

Transmission

transmission 1. (Science: microbiology, physiology) A passage or transfer, as of a disease from one individual to another or... Read More

Immunity

Immunity (Science: immunology) The condition of being immune, the protection against infectious disease conferred either by... Read More

Trinucleotide repeat disorder

Definition noun, plural: trinucleotide repeat disorders Any of a set of genetic disorders caused by trinucleotide repeats... Read More

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity Definition Hypersensitivity is the exaggerated immune response to protect the human from foreign bodies... Read More

Extracellular inheritance

Definition noun A form of non-Mendelian inheritance in which a trait was transmitted from the parent to offspring through... Read More

Cytology

The biological world is so diverse that studying it under a single umbrella as a subject is next to impossible. Hence,... Read More

Pathogen

Definition noun, plural: pathogens An agent causing disease or illness to its host, such as an organism or infectious... Read More

Extranuclear inheritance

Definition noun A form of non-Mendelian inheritance in which a trait was transmitted from the parent to offspring through... Read More