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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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... not uncommon to have it decades undiagnosed and for health to slowly decline over that time. I've had a lot of blood tests and have clear signs of infection (happy to list some if interested), but I've only had basic tests relating to blood clotting. I do not think there is a way to be 100% sure ...

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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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Views: 2206

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... someone invited you to drive a car that was missing either an accelerator or a brake then you couldn't drive it. Likewise, with maintaining a mild infection the medical staff would need to accelerate the infection sometimes (adding bio-agent) and brake the infection at other times (adding anti-bio-agent ...

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by PeterDow
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... effective treatment capable in high doses of eliminating the selected bio-agent from the body or in small doses to moderate the intensity of the infection. During phase 1 treatment, after purposeful infection with the known mild anaerobic bio-agent, the anti-bio-agent drug is administered but ...

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by PeterDow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:14 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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Views: 3369
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