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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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The scientists are still exploring the effect of shutting down Arih2 for a short time regarding the immune action on chronic infection.
The research team wondered whether obstructing the signaling pathway would enable the immune system to recover enough to fight off chronic infection.
Evaluation of these specimens revealed that no recipient had detectable Strongyloides antibody before transplantation, but the donor had evidence of chronic infection based on positive serologic results.
The following populations should be tested for chronic HBV infection: those born in regions with prevalence greater than 2%, intravenous drug users, homosexual men, patients to receive immunosuppressive therapy, hemodialysis patients, all pregnant women, household contacts of patients with chronic infection, HIV-positive patients, and persons whose bodily fluids have been exposed to those of others, such as through needlesticks.
Inmates who test positive for hepatitis C should be evaluated for chronic infection and the extent of liver disease;
Two risk factors work synergistically to greatly increase the risk of liver cancer: chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV), which affects approximately 350 million individuals, and chronic exposure to aflatoxins, especially aflatoxin B1, highly potent liver toxicants produced by molds that contaminate dietary staples.
In young children, HBV infection rarely produces symptoms that are recognizable as hepatitis but frequently leads to chronic infection.
Now protease inhibitors have given us an unprecedented ability to stabilize HIV disease, and we view AIDS as a manageable chronic infection.
Researcners have found that Mycrobacterium tuberculosis produces a l9kDa lipoprotein that inhibits antigen processing by macrophages, allowing it to "evade T-cell effector responses and to maintain chronic infection inside host cells," a recent Reuters report notes.
At Massachusetts General Hospital we have a trial that is ongoing looking at therapeutic vaccination and STI in chronic infection , and others are soon to open.
Washington, April 12( ANI ): UCLA scientists have found that blocking a protein critical to immune response temporarily actually helps the body clear itself of chronic infection, suggesting new approaches to treating persistent viral infections like HIV and hepatitis C.
Poor oral health leading to gum disease has been tied to chronic infection and heart disease, but few studies have explored the prospective benefits of preventing cardiac problems.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists said they have found that Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes peptic ulcers and some forms of stomach cancer, requires the vitamin B6 to establish and maintain chronic infection.
About one-third ends up with symptoms of chronic infection.
chronic infection, inflammation, immunity, malignant transformation), sudden permanent insults (e.
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