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Introduction to Parasitology. Key terms in Parasitology Host Obligate parasite Facultative parasite Protozoa Nematodes Helminthes Cestodes Trematodes Arthropods Infestation. Introduction to Parasitology.

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Key terms in Parasitology Host Obligate parasite Facultative parasite Protozoa Nematodes Helminthes Cestodes Trematodes Arthropods Infestation

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Introduction to Parasitology
  • Parasites that infect humans have various classifications, characteristics, and life cycles
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Introduction to Parasitology
  • Protozoans are microscopic one-celled organisms that are categorized according to their method of movements
    • Ciliates – the only parasitic ciliate that causes disease in humans in Balantidium coli
    • Flagellates – three of the most common and medically significant include Giardialamblia, Trypanosome sp. and Trichomonasvaginalis
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Introduction to Parasitology
  • Amoeba –include the pathogenic amoeba Entamoeba and Endolimax which cause dysentery in humans
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Introduction to Parasitology
  • Helminthes
    • Cestodes (flatworms)
    • Nematodes (roundworms)
    • Trematodes (flukes)
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Introduction to Parasitology
  • Athropods
    • Host Parasites
      • Insects

-mosquitoes, lice, and fleas

      • Arachnids

- ticks and mites