ABC transport systems
A type of active transport including several proteins and several steps in which the molecule being transported is handed off from one protein to the next.
A lesion that contains pus in a cavity hollowed out by tissue damage.
Organisms that grow best in an environment with a pH of 4.0 to 5.4.
An immunization in which antigen representing the infectious agent is administered and confers immunity. This is used to increase herd immunity.
The mechanism used to transport things from one side of a membrane to the other in a process that requires ATP.
Viruses replicating in the blood.
A phenomenon that occurs where local capillaries become engorged with neutrophils.
Also known as laryngotracheitis. A severe infection of the larynx and trachea.
The opposite of chronic disease; one in which infection occurs quickly and lasts a short time.
Acute inflammatory colitis
Rapid inflammation of the colon.