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Malaria - Glossary

Written by Anirudh | Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on Jul 28, 2021
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Glossary

Prophylaxis: It is a measure taken to prevent the disease.

Anemia: Decrease in the amount of erthrocytes (Red blood cells) and hemoglobin in the blood.

Cerebral Malaria: An infection of the cerebrum by protozoan parasite plasmodium falciparum.

Sporozoites: They are minute immature forms of sporozoans.
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Merozoites: They are a form of malaria parasites that attack the erythrocytes (RBCs).

Vesicles: They are like cyst or sac and are 'exosome like.'

Gametocytes: The sexual stage of the malarial parasites that grow into gametes.

Ookinetes: The motile zygote of the malarial parasite that penetrates into stomach of the mosquito to form an oocyst under outer lining of the gut.

Oocyst: A cyst or a thick walled encapsulated structure that contains ookinete.

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