Infectious Diseases in Context by Brenda Wilmoth Lerner

By Brenda Wilmoth Lerner

The publication is meant basically for commercial and learn scientists with pursuits in adopting and maximizing enzyme applied sciences for pharmaceutical discovery, improvement, and production. The booklet is also utilized by graduate and postdoctoral scholars in functional enzymology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemical engineering, in addition to by way of scholars in graduate-level classes masking functional enzymology and enzyme biochemistry.

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In order for an organism to grow and develop, the organism’s cells must be able to duplicate themselves. Three basic events must take place to achieve this duplication: the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which makes up the individual chromosomes within the cell’s nucleus must be duplicated; the two sets of DNA must be packaged up into two separate nuclei; and the cell’s cytoplasm must divide itself to create two separate cells, each complete with its own nucleus. The two new cells—products of the single original cell—are known as daughter cells.

DEFINITIVE HOST: The organism in which a parasite reaches reproductive maturity. DEGRADATION (CELLULAR): Degradation means breakdown and refers to the destruction of host cell components, such as DNA, by infective agents such as bacteria and viruses. DEHYDRATION: Dehydration is the loss of water and salts essential for normal bodily function. It occurs when the body loses more fluid than it takes in. Water is very important to the human body because it makes up about 70% of the muscles, around 75% of the brain, and approximately 92% of the blood.

Even a slight injury in such an area is at high risk of causing gangrene. Early treatment with antibiotics, such as penicillin, and surgery to remove the dead tissue will often reduce the need for amputation. If left untreated, gangrene results in amputation or death. GASTROENTERITIS: Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines. More commonly, gastroenteritis is called the stomach flu. INFECTIOUS DISEASES: IN CONTEXT Glossary GENE: A gene is the fundamental physical and functional unit of heredity.

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