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glossary:infections [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +(1) The growth of a parasitic [[organism]] within the body. (A parasitic organism is one that lives on or in another organism and draws its nourishment therefrom.) A person with an [[infection]] has another organism (a "​germ"​) growing within him, drawing its nourishment from the person. ​
 +The term "​infection"​ has some exceptions. For example, the normal growth of the usual bacterial flora in the intestinal tract is not usually considered an infection. The same consideration applies to the [[bacteria]] that normally inhabit the mouth.
 +(2) Invasions by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a body part or tissue (Stedmans, 1995); Term added June 1989]
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