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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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Along with comparing the responses for the presence of any RTI, analysis is also done for STIs and endogenous infections separately.
The corresponding indicators for endogenous infections are comparatively higher but after discounting for agreement according to chance alone, comparison for both kinds of infections show a poor Kappa value (Table 4).
However, if we discount the proportion of agreement that is to be expected by chance, represented by the Kappa values, the trend is reversed, with the self-reports for STIs, despite having very poor agreement (3 percent), being somewhat better than the value for endogenous infections (-4 percent).
In Model 1, the likelihood of having an endogenous infection differs significantly with women's economic group, menstrual hygiene practices, gap between last two pregnancies, and current contraceptive use.
6 percent of the variability in having an endogenous infection could be explained by a woman's economic status, gap between her last two pregnancies, her menstrual hygiene practices, contraceptive use and her say in household matters.
Our data show that the subset of patients with overgrowth on admission is at risk of primary endogenous infection of internal organs.
Primary endogenous infections were significantly more observed in patients with abnormal flora on admission than in the normal flora group (45.
With respect, the proposition that endogenous infections are not nosocomial, or cannot be linked to asepsis deficiencies or to negligence on the part of institutions, physicians, or staff is flawed.
51) For other examples of endogenous infections, see: Levesque v.
This reduction can only be explained by the parenteral component, cefotaxime, that virtually eliminated primary endogenous infections due to normal flora occurring within the first week after admission to the ICU.