MIC 541-Exam 5-Parisitology 1
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What is a parasite?
- Organism that lives in or on a host deriving nutrients from it at the host's expense
- Usually does not kill the host
What type of organisms do parasites infect?
What groups does the broad definition of parasites include?
What groups does the historical definition of parasites include?
What is medical parisitology?
Parasites that cause human and animal diseases
During a lifecycle of a parasite, what often changes?
- The host
- The morphological stage
Larval stages and adult stages differ in what ways?
What is a vector?
An animal that carries a parasite to a host
What is the term for an animal that carries a parasite to a host?
what is a parasite life cycle?
The changes involved in a parasite as its develops from immature to adult
What is an endoparasite?
Lives inside the host
What is an ectoparasite?
Lives on the outside of the host
What is a parasitic infection?
Invasion of endoparasite
What is an invasion of an endoparasite calle?
What is a Parasitic infestation?
What is the for an assault of external parasitism?
what is zoonosis?
An animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
What is an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans?
what is the medical significance of parasites?
- Billions infected per year
- Huge amount of suffering and death
What parasites have the top 3 highest incidence of infection globally?
- 1.) Ascaris
- 2.) Hookworms
- 3.) Whipworms
How was the Milwaukee outbreak of Cryptosporidium transmitted?
Through public water
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