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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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Even though improvements in antibiotic therapy have lowered the mortality rate among patients with peritonsillar abscess, serious complications--including deep neck infection (1,2) and mediastinitis (3)--still occur.
A 24-year-old white woman with recurrent deep neck infections had been treated with repeated incision and drainage at another facility.
The bacteria responsible for deep neck infections are usually the normal components of oral flora (anaerobically predominant mixed oral flora).
meningitidis has rarely been identified as a cause of supraglottitis or other deep neck infections.
Deep neck infections include those involving the retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal spaces.
Kenner has presented on various sub-specialties including cancer of the tongue mouth, and sinus, deep neck infections, nasal fracture, sleep apnea, hearing loss management and medical management of the tracheotomized, among other topics.
Despite the widespread availability of antibiotics and early surgical intervention, deep neck infections still present significant morbidity and mortality in clinical centers.
They usually present as recurrent episodes of deep neck infections during early childhood.
It goes on to provide thorough coverage of basic science topics as well as concise, practical information on clinical topics, including radiographic imaging of common clinical presentations, deep neck infections, transoral robotic surgery, surgery of the aging face, lasers in laryngology, and much more.