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  1. Normal Flora
    Microbes that engage in mutual or commensal association
  2. Infection
    A condition in which pathogenic microbes penetrate host defenses, enter tissues, and multiply
  3. Pathogen
    Infectious agent
  4. Infectious Disease
  5. Infectious Disease
    An infection that causes damage or disruption to tissues and organs
  6. Transients
    Microbes that occupy the body for only short periods
  7. Residents
    Microbes that become established. There on us all the time
  8. Microbial Antagonism
    Bacterial flora benefit host by preventing overgrowth of harmful microbes. Prevents from getting sick. This is good
  9. Endogenous infections
    • Occur when normal flora is introduced to a site that was previously sterile.
    • -normal flora out of wack
    • -normal flora in the wrong place
  10. Flora of Human Skin
    • Skin is the largest and most accessible organ, two cutaneous populations.
    • -Transients:influenced by hygiene
    • -Resident: stable, predictable, less influenced by hygiene.
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