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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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Unless clinical indicators of recent respiratory infection such as running nose, cough or sneezing (4) or indications of general infection such as fatigue, malaise or loss of appetite were present, we proceeded with the case.
Researchers highlighted symptoms of general infection, or sepsis - leg pain, cold hands and feet, and an abnormally pale or mottled skin colour.
Measures advised include general infection prevention, such as good hand hygiene and isolating infected patients.
Topics so far include: general infection control, especially the importance of good hand hygiene; direct contact diseases such as hand, foot and mouth disease, infective conjunctivitis and ringworm, also chickenpox, scarlet fever and slapped cheek syndrome.
Although intake of vitamin A should not be seen as a way of reducing the possibility of contracting HIV or AIDS, regular intake of antioxidant micronutrients, such as carotenoids, may be useful in maintaining good health and resistance to general infection.
The group recommended that systemic antibiotics be added to topical therapy only for patients who have enlarged lymph nodes, hearing aids, or signs of general infection and for those who are immunocompromised.
ONE: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Overview The Nosocomial Infection Scope and Methodology Total Size and Growth of the Market Issues and Trends Affecting Market Leading Competitors TWO: INTRODUCTION AND INDUSTRY TRENDS Overview Introduction to Pathogens Classification of Antibacterial Organisms Patient Risk Factors General Infection Statistics Populations at Risk for Infection
But the study confirmed an above average number of infections and a number of measures were implemented along with general infection control measures, a review of prescribing practices and the appointment of a specialist pharmacist.
We were able to accurately diagnose the two patients described in the case studies because we had performed a biopsy after discovering a general infection and a mucosal lesion.
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