infection susceptibility

infection susceptibility,

n the degree of capability of being influenced by or involved in the pathologic processes produced by microorganisms and/or their toxins.
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Taking into account birth rates, infection susceptibility and population rates, researchers used modeling techniques to predict the spread of measles.
Using the CT technology, McElrone found that a key to infection susceptibility is the presence of specialized "bridge cells," which interconnect larger xylem tubes.
Despite the higher infection susceptibility, researchers still do not know exactly what happens during aging that either weakens the immune response or otherwise reduces elderly people's ability to fight infection.
5] Exposure to DPM can exacerbate asthma and other respiratory problems and has been associated with decreased pulmonary function, increased airway inflammation and infection susceptibility and increased cancer risk.