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  1. Antibiotic
    An agent that is capable of either killing or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms
  2. Antimicrobial
    A substance capable of either killing or suppressing the multiplication and growth of microorganisms
  3. Antiseptic
    A chemical compound used on skin or tissue to eliminate microorganisms
  4. Bacteria
    Single celled microorganisms lacking a nucleus which reproduce about every 20 minutes
  5. Contaminated
    To make unclean
  6. Debris
    Dead tissue or foreign matter
  7. Disinfectants
    An agent that destroys infection producing organisms
  8. Fungi
    Tiny, primitive organisms of the plant kingdom containing no chlorophyll that reproduce by means of spores
  9. Helminths
    Parasitic worms or flukes that belong to the animal kingdom
  10. Interferon
    Biologic response modifier that affects cellular growth
  11. Pathogens
    Any disease producing organism
  12. Prions
    Proteinaceous particles believed to be respoisible for transmitting neurodegenerative diseases
  13. Rickettsia
    Small, rod/round shaped microorganisms found in tissue cells of lice, fleas, ticks, and mites and traqnsmitted to humans by their bites
  14. Viruses
    Extreme.ly small particles of nucleic acids, either RNA or DNA with a coat \of protein that can triggger an immune reaction or damage calls in other ways

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