- body’s resistance to injury from invading organisms - develops naturally or artificially - nonspecific immune mechanisms - specific immune mechanisms - phagocytosis- certain white blood cells ingest microbes
the body's ability to resist disease by invading organisms or particles that may cause disease or infection
Any pathological condition in which the individual is adversely affected
The invasion and multiplication of a microorganism within the body that results in damage to the organism
A pathogen that invades and multiplies a host and causes injury or disease
What organisms cause a variety of nosocomial infections like UTIs, respiratory tract infections and blood infections and other normally sterile sites. Immunocompromised individuals are particularly susceptible.