What is infective?

  • (adj): Caused by infection or capable of causing infection.
    Example: "Viruses and other infective agents"; "a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease"
    Synonyms: infectious
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on infective:

... In the subacute form of infective endocarditis, the vegetation may also include a center of granulomatous tissue, which may fibrose or calcify ... The simplest classification is based on etiology either infective or non-infective, depending on whether a microorganism is the source of the inflammation or not ...
Entomopathogenic Nematode - Life Cycle
... The cycle begins with an infective juvenile, whose only function is to seek out and infect new hosts ... After entering an insect, infective juveniles release an associated mutualistic bacterium ... Steinernematid infective juveniles may become males or females, whereas heterorhabditids develop into self-fertilizing hermaphrodites with later generations producing two sexes ...
Non-infective Endocarditis
... As opposed to infective endocarditis, the vegetations in NBTE are small, sterile, and tend to aggregate along the edges of the valve or the cusps ... Also unlike infective endocarditis, NBTE does not cause an inflammation response from the body ... as a focus where bacteria can lodge, thus causing infective endocarditis ...
LD50 - Conventions
... there is also a measure known as the median infective dose and dosage ... The median infective dose (ID50) is the number of organisms received by a person or test animal qualified by the route of administration (e.g ... Because of the difficulties in counting actual organisms in a dose, infective doses may be expressed in terms of biological assay, such as the number of LD50's to some test animal ...

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