autoinoculation


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autoinoculation

 [aw″to-ĭ-nok″u-la´shun]
inoculation with microorganisms from one' s own body.

au·to·in·oc·u·la·tion

(aw'tō-in-ok'yū-lā'shŭn),
Seeding or establishing an infection by transferring an organism from one area of the body to another. Patients who are asymptomatic nasal carriers of Staphylococcus may autoinoculate areas of breached skin, on other parts of the body, causing clinical infection and cellulites.

autoinoculation

/au·to·in·oc·u·la·tion/ (-in-ok″u-la´shun) inoculation with microorganisms from one's own body.

autoinoculation

(ô′tō-ĭ-nŏk′yə-lā′shən)
n.
1. Inoculation with a vaccine made from microorganisms obtained from the recipient's own body.
2. An infection caused by a disease that has spread from a different part of the body.

au′to·in·oc′u·la·ble adj.

autoinoculation

[-inok′yəlā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, autos + L, inoculare, to graft
a secondary infection originating from a focus of infection already present in the body.

autoinoculation

(1) The infection of a host with a pathogen—e.g., a virus, bacterium—which is already residing on it.
(2) An uncommonly used term for a procedure in which cells are removed from the body, treated in some fashion, then returned to the body.

au·to·in·oc·u·la·tion

(aw'tō-in-ok-yū-lā'shŭn)
A secondary infection originating from a focus of infection already present in the body.

autoinoculation

1. Inoculation with a vaccine derived from substances from the same person's body.
2. A secondary or recurrent infection by organisms already in the body.

autoinoculation

; autoinfection secondary infection originating from a distant focus of infection, e.g. infection of defective heart valves via bacteraemia due to infected ingrowing toenail

au·to·in·oc·u·la·tion

(aw'tō-in-ok-yū-lā'shŭn)
Seeding or establishing an infection by transferring an organism from one area of the body to another. Patients who are asymptomatic nasal carriers of Staphylococcus may autoinoculate areas of breached skin, on other parts of the body, causing clinical infection and cellulites.

autoinoculation

inoculation of one's own body.
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Fingernail cleansing and facial dipping disarm the autoinoculation process--the process where we unwittingly put into our bodies (through the eyes, nose, or mouth) unwanted germs or viruses.
clothing, towels, and toys); autoinoculation is common.