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bioterrorism

 
the use, or threat of use, of biological agents to negatively affect the health of a population; the objective is to instill fear and disrupt the normal functioning of a society or culture.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A hypothetical scenario in which a hostile individual, organization or nation uses or threatens to use of biologic weapons as a vehicle for extortion or to advance a terrorist agenda
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bioterrorism

Global village A hypothetical scenario in which a hostile individual, organization or nation threatens the use of biologic weapons as a vehicle for extortion. See Anthrax, Ecoterrorism, Smallpox.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bi·o·ter·ror·ism

(bī'ō-ter'ŏr-izm)
1. The use of living organisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, or fungi) or their products (e.g., toxins) in terrorist activities.
2. A common but incorrect designation for the use of chemical or radiologic agents in terrorism.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bioterrorism

see BIOLOGICAL WARFARE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Bioterrorism

The intentional use of disease-causing microbes or other biologic agents to intimidate or terrorize a civilian population for political or military reasons. Type A influenza virus could be used as an agent of bioterrorism.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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'Biological Weapons and Bio-Terrorism: Threat to the Environment?", In.
When we think of bio-terrorism, immediately the infliction of disease by a biological agent is conjured up.
Grants to decrease violence against women, decrease adolescent suicide, expand Special Olympics and decrease the threat of bio-terrorism have all be done using the solution developed by the Computer Institute of the Rockies.
It covers reactions through the early spring of 2002 and hints at future issues in entries that compare the war on terrorism with Vietnam and discuss bio-terrorism.
offers photo detectors with a wide array of photomultiplier tubes for design into systems that detect chemicals, radiation, and other bio-terrorism agents.
One of the goals of the US$2.5 million pilot project would be to easily model how dangerous new organisms might circulate round the city, if released through an act of bio-terrorism.
The research also reveals that 62 per cent believe the Government has covered up the danger posed by super-bugs and bio-terrorism.
Hamamatsu Corporation has announced the R7400U and R6095 photo detectors that meet the stringent sensitivity, noise and overall performance requirements of system that detect chemicals, toxins, radiation and other bio-terrorism agents.
11 security concerns will prompt more demand for his services, as regulators worldwide clamp down on suppliers over bio-terrorism fears.
Alexeter Technologies, LLC, of Wheeling, Illinois, has launched the Corporate Biological Terrorism Awareness Course, a comprehensive bio-terrorism training tailored for the private workplace.
It follows such topics as access control, video surveillance, ID technology, network security, fire protection, bio-terrorism detection, legal services, card access systems and security consulting.
To support water and wastewater utilities in implementing security standards to protect, the public from potential bio-terrorism and other threats, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $1.16 million grant for the development of voluntary guidelines that will provide a basis for developing new industry standards.