Saturday, May 25, 2024, 1:20 PM
Site: Extension Foundation Online Campus
Course: Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Youth and 4-H Members (Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Youth and 4-H Members)
Glossary: Glossary/Acronyms

Endemic

Disease that is natural to or characteristic of a specific place.

Vaccination

The introduction of a weakened or killed microbe into the body in order to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies against that microbe, thereby preventing disease upon next exposure.

NMHM

National Museum of Health and Medicine

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Pandemic

When disease is prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world.

Antigen

Any substance that can stimulate the production of antibodies and combine specifically with them.

Cloaca

The common cavity into which the intestinal, urinary, and reproductive canals open in birds.

Conjunctivitis

Inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the exposed portion of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids.

Cyanosis

Blueness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.

Epidemic

When a disease temporarily affects many people at the same time in one location where it is not usually prevalent.