Diseases in Man: Immunology, Mycology, and Protozoology

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What is the scientific study of fungi pathogenic for man known as?

Mycology

Which term refers to the ability of a microorganism to cause disease by overcoming the defenses of a host?

Pathogenicity

What does 'contamination' refer to?

The presence of organisms outside the body

What is the degree of pathogenicity of a microorganism known as?

Virulence

Which term refers to the relationship between the indigenous flora and the host?

Symbiosis

What does 'disease' result from?

Undesirable relationship between host and pathogen

Learn about diseases in man and the branches of science related to them, including immunology, mycology, and protozoology. Explore terms such as pathogen, pathogenicity, virulence, and more.

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