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Infection

1. (Science: microbiology) invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues, which may be clinically unapparent or result in local cellular injury due to competitive metabolism, toxins, intracellular replication or antigen antibody response. The infection may remain localised, subclinical and temporary if the bodys defensive mechanisms are effective. A local infection may persist and spread by extension to become an acute, subacute or chronic clinical infection or disease state. A local infection may also become systemic when the microorganisms gain access to the lymphatic or vascular system.

2. An infectious disease. The pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms.(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease.An incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted.The invasion of an organism by parasitic [[microorganisms.


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Hypothetical question about vampires

... burning in the sun and super-abilities such as superspeed and superstrength. But while all of the above can be more or less explained by a viral infection (as it usually is when the book or movie is trying to explain the existence of a vampire through science) the one thing that in my opinion ...

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by eugene2k
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:30 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question about vampires
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by buzzbomb711
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:51 am
 
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Topic: Lonza MycoAlert test
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Re: Re:

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by snowathlete
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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... be asymptomatic, but perhaps something in between is unlikely? Transient bacteremia is possible in rare cases, such as sometimes with severe tooth infections that 'seep' bacteria into the blood stream. But I guess in these cases their numbers would be so few that they do not show up on the blood ...

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by biohazard
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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Re: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... no lol except in theory. One example that comes to mind, that already exists, is toxoplasma gondii, which interestingly, can cause a cerebral infection which has been found to change sexual behavior in women - making them more promiscuous. It's theorized that this is because the virus wants ...

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by Maitreya
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:25 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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