I. NORMAL OR INDIGENOUSI. NORMAL OR INDIGENOUSFLORAFLORA
A. DEFINITIONA. DEFINITION
NORMAL FLORA (Indigenous flora)NORMAL FLORA (Indigenous flora)-- microorganisms that are frequently found-- microorganisms that are frequently foundin particular sites of the body in normalin particular sites of the body in normalhealthy individualshealthy individuals
HOST – living organism that harborsHOST – living organism that harborsanother living organismanother living organism
PATHOGEN – a microorganism that causesPATHOGEN – a microorganism that causesdisease.disease.