Microbe-Human Interaction

normal flora
microbes that engage in mutual or commensal associatins
infection
a condition in which pathogenic microbes penetrate host defenses, enter tissues and multiply
pathogen
infectious agent
infectious disease
an infections that causes damage or disruption to tissues and organs
transients
microbes that occupy the body only for short periods of time
residents
microbes that become established
microbial antagonism
bacterial flora benefit host by preventing harmful overgrowth of harmful microbes
endogenous infections
occur when normal flora is introduced to a site that was previously sterile
Categories: Microbiology