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Infection Definition

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Next, let's see what Google identifies as the "best" understanding of infection based on infection definition:


As most times, what Google shows at the top is nowhere near good enough to "lead the herd" on search result pages. mrgreen

At least, for infection definition it isn't the worst of what Google offers.

Below, let's aim to better understand infection.

Infection Meaning

Infection is the occupation of an organism with bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal, or parasitic pathogens past the body's defense system that may trigger or cause disease.

Easy! Precise, clear, and consistent.

Note that pathogenic occupation of an organism can be either:

  • infiltration with new pathogens
  • or subjugation by existing pathogens
  • or temporary or permanent co-existence in the organism.

This graphical representation of the infection definition also aims to help understand more key insights:

what is infection

Be aware that the human organism and the canine organism too is permanently affected by infections: In particular in the gastrointestinal tract permanently coexist pathogens without achieving subjugation.



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