competitive relationship among organisms where one inhibits or suppresses the growth of others
stage of the disease process when symptoms disappear. It is considered a recovery period, when host strength is regained.
stage of disease when symptoms begin to abate and the pathogen population begins to decline
disorder or condition resulting in harm to an organism's structure or function and disturbing its homeostasis (the body's processes to physiologically regulate its internal environment)
spread of pathogens between members of the same species not in a parent-offspring relationship
initial stage of the disease process before symptoms become apparent and the pathogen is actively replicating
invasion and multiplication of pathogens, or disease-causing organisms, within the host body
disease that is not clinically active, or without signs or symptoms of disease in the host. The pathogenic agent remains dormant within a cell of the host body.
ecological relationship between two or more organisms that live in direct contact with one another
relationship among organisms that allows for the creation of an effect that neither could create on its own
relative extent or severity of disease caused by a pathogen. It refers to its ability to colonize host tissue and the severity of harm or disease it causes.
feature enabling a pathogen to cause disease by releasing toxins, invading host cells and tissues, suppressing the host's immune responses, or otherwise damaging the host