By: L.S. Watts
Each year millions of people flock to the doctor’s office with a form of the flu, a cold, or some other medicial ailment. Most diseases and illnesses are caused by either a bacterial infection or a virus. How a physician treats the ailment depends...
Difference between a virus and bacteria
By: D. Victor
Although good bacteria exists, viruses and bacteria may be perceived as harmful to our bodies and environment. However, there are few few distinctions between them, including their utility. According to medterms.com, a virus is “a microorganism smaller than bacteria, which cannot grow or...
By: Gabriella Martin
Recognized by scientists almost two hundred years apart, the public continues to confuse viruses and bacteria. Despite the confusion, there are clear and fundamental differences between the two microscopic organisms. Discovery Anton van Leeuwenhoek first observed bacteria in the late 1660s in pond water. Today...
Function of the stomach
By: Caroline Fynn
The stomach forms the widest part of the digestive tract and contains three basic sections. The upper part is known as the fundus, the main and largest portion is referred to as the stomach body and the lower section as the pyloric antrum. Three layers...
Difference between a virus and bacteria
By: Kenneth Andrews
Viruses and bacteria are frequently confused in the public mind, as they are both, at the most basic level, very small things that can make people ill. There are significant differences between a virus and a bacteria (or strictly speaking, between a virus and a...
By: Matt Bird
To the average person, the difference between a virus and a bacteria is probably just a matter of spelling. Bacteria is longer, so use virus instead. That's about all they know, medically speaking, that separates the two. In reality, however, there's a world of difference...
By: Jenna Pope
People toss around the words, bacteria, bacterial infection, and virus, all the time. But most don’t understand the differences between the two. While it is true that both bacteria and viruses cause illness, their structure, reproduction method, and function are very different. Differences in...
Difference between a virus and bacteria
By: Ann Johnstone
In everyday life, and from a practical viewpoint, the only significant difference between a virus and a bacterium is its effect on the human body. Yet in both structure and function, these microscopic entities have little in common. For example, the virus is not actually...
Difference between a virus and bacteria
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Viruses and bacteria cause around 90% of the all serious infectious diseases around the world. Millions of people suffer from these diseases. However, some scientists believe, without viruses or bacteria helping the process of evolution, the world we see may be a totally different place...
By: Omar Salvador
The mechanisms of defense against infections are organized along several lines. In the first place, there are devices of a purely mechanical nature - such as the skin, whose outer surface is composed of dead cells - which guard against the entrance of bacteria into...

 

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