Definition of Infective agent

1. Noun. An agent capable of producing infection.

Exact synonyms: Infectious Agent
Specialized synonyms: Virus, Pathogen
Generic synonyms: Agent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infective Agent

infectious pancreatic necrosis virus
infectious papilloma of cattle
infectious period
infectious plasmid
infectious polyneuritis
infectious porcine encephalomyelitis
infectious porcine encephalomyelitis virus
infectious serositis
infectious sinusitis of turkeys
infectious synovitis
infectious warts
infective agent (current term)
infective embolism
infective endocarditis
infective jaundice
infective thrombus

Literary usage of Infective agent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1903)
"It seems, therefore, reasonable to suppose that observers who have described the Staphylococcus pyogenes aureus as the infective agent in Pemphigus ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1892)
"Pathological effusions, whether already present in the body, or formed by the primary infective agent, were also suitable culture media; they might, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Medicine: Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics by Richard Quain, Frederick Thomas Roberts, John Mitchell Bruce, Samuel Treat Armstrong (1894)
"(0) In a second class, the infective agent becomes limited to the seat of inoculation ... (y) There is a third doubtful class, in which the infective agent, ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1881)
"During life, the same infective agent which occurs in the blood, and the morbid ... This infective agent is only found in urines which contain albumen, ..."

5. General Pathology: Or the Science of the Causes, Nature and Course of the by Ernst Ziegler (1903)
"In the case of pregnant women the infective agent may be transmitted from the ... If the infective agent is connected with a certain locality it is termed a ..."

6. Lectures on auto-intoxication in disease, or, Self-poisoning of the individual by Charles Bouchard, Sir Thomas Oliver (1906)
"Typhoid fever U caused by an infective agent. ... But the infective agent only exists transitionally in the digestive tube; that is not its habitat. ..."

7. A Manual of Pathology by Joseph Coats (1903)
"The infective agent is undoubtedly present in the fauces, and there can be little doubt also that it passes into the blood. The lesion in the skin might be ..."

8. Public Health by Society of Community Medicine (Great Britain), Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (Great Britain), Society of Medical Officers of Health, Society of Community Medicine (1899)
"... for it was not appreciated that a given infective agent might cause extremely different symptoms according to the nature of the individual infection. ..."

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