A. Parasitology- dependence of one living organism on another.Clinical Parasitology- Concerned with animal parasites of manDivisions of Parasitology1. Protozoology2. Helminthologya. Roundworms (nematodes)b. Flatworms –Cestodes (tapeworm)Trematode (fluke)3. Medical Entomology
B. Host- Organism upon which parasites live- Types of hosts:1. Final Host or Definitive Host- Harbors the sexual stage2. Intermediate Host- Harbors the larval or asexual stage3. Reservoir Host- Harbors the same species or parasites as man4. Carriers5. Vectors- Hosts that transmit parasites to man- An insect that carries the infective stage of anorganism to another person.