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Synonyms for infection

Synonyms for infection

(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

(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

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the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people


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moral corruption or contamination

(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

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not limited to bacterial infection, and may be a consequence of non-bacterial infections, trauma, autoimmune diseases or drug reactions.
Fully 60% of the rhinovirus-infected COPD patients developed secondary bacterial infections (mainly with Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae), compared with just 9.
The study examined 361 children between the ages of four weeks and three years to determine the presence of viral and bacterial infections during severe asthma attacks.
In conclusion, in EBV patients under age 5 years, plasma PCT was normal, whereas ESR, WBC count, and CRP concentrations overlapped those found in severe bacterial infections.
Bacterial infections include strep throat, urinary tract infections, most ear infections and some sinus infections.
Again a bacterial infection,it can lie dormant for a long time.
But there is now a vaccine that can prevent one of the most serious bacterial infections - pneumococcal infection - responsible for one of the most deadly forms of meningitis.
Doctors generally recommend decongestants to reduce the congestion, antibiotics to control a bacterial infection, if present, and pain relievers to reduce the pain.
Peter Beaumont, whose horses have been under a cloud for more weeks that he cares to remember through bacterial infection, was a relieved man at Carlisle yesterday after seeing Cherry Dee return to the winning trail.
He claimed that he had developed bacterial infection in liver by being in regular contact with the ailing lion.
The researchers say that their work might explain why one quarter of children who die from influenza, die from a bacterial infection occurring on top of the virus.
It's impossible to exaggerate the importance of bacterial infection in patients with acute hepatic decompensation superimposed upon end-stage liver disease, Dr.
On Friday, surgeons drained an accumulation of blood that doctors believed may have been contributing to a bacterial infection in the lining of Maria Teresa's brain.
Wound complications--including bacterial infection, hematoma, evisceration, suture abscess, and dehiscence--are not uncommon following surgery.
Bacterial infection must be diagnosed by a physician, who anticipates the species of bacteria involved before selecting the most effective antibiotic therapy.