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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 presented four patients with hematologic malignant disease developed severe fungal breakthrough infections with rare causative agents.
By this definition, the rate of breakthrough infection was 16.
Most patients with breakthrough infections had underlying leukemia (33/37, 89%), compared with 9/31 patients (29%) who had no breakthrough infections (p < 0.
The sequence data suggested that the detectable serotype 4 and 7 strains apparently responsible for breakthrough infection were the same as those circulating in unvaccinated military and civilian populations (16).
Adefovir should be given to those who develop breakthrough infection while on lamivudine.
long-term protection against breakthrough infection.
Mallinckrodt remains extremely excited about LeuTech(TM)'s potential to become a breakthrough infection imaging agent," said Mark Thom, president of the Imaging division.
BREAKTHROUGH INFECTION CONTROL - Veridien Corporation's flagship products containing the patented formula - VIRAHOL(r) are non-toxic, biodegradable, and user friendly.
Of note, 4 were breakthrough infections in patients receiving prophylactic itraconazole or posaconazole.
3,26] Breakthrough infections can occur, mainly in HIVexposed/infected babies.
The increasing number of reports of sporadic breakthrough infections in patients receiving echinocandin therapy is worrying, explained Dr.