Self-infection

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Self-infection infection of the entire organism from a local lesion
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Quotations

  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its self-respect.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.

Usage

In literature:

Not, to be sure, with the love of the sick and infected, for with them stinketh even self-love!
"Thus Spake Zarathustra A Book for All and None" by Friedrich Nietzsche
Stand clear of rashness, and have nothing of insincerity or self-love to infect you.
"Dickory Cronke The Dumb Philosopher, or, Great Britain's Wonder" by Daniel Defoe
Make one a degree stranger, or the other a degree weaker, and the dean and his wife were infected with the self-same folly.
"Nature and Art" by Mrs. Inchbald
But it may be said, If Michael Angelo was self-conscious, it was because he first caught the infection of modern times.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
It does not apply to a will which is infected with inadequateness of self expression.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
The rector's self-consciousness began to infect the other, sowing in his mind he knew not what suspicions.
"The New Rector" by Stanley J. Weyman
The word self infects them with a fixed introversion and isolation.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey
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In news:

With Korean anthology Doomsday Book , we can add infected apple, Magic 8-Ball, and a new twist on the self-aware robot to the list.
With Korean anthology Doomsday Book, we can add infected apple, Magic 8-Ball, and a new twist on the self-aware robot to the list.
The results of the study showed a 10-per-cent increase in condom use among students who had taken the course and a reduction in self-reported infections for those students who were sexually active when the course started.
Vioguard has developed the first self-disinfecting computer keyboard specifically designed to help reduce the spread of preventable infections.
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In science:

Self-Checking The system should check itself regularly in order to identify infected nodes, not proper working or outdated security components, and abnormal behavior in the network.
Next Challenges in Bringing Artificial Immune Systems to Production in Network Security
Other cells perform regular checks in order to identify infections, not proper working components, and abnormal behavior - self-checking.
Next Challenges in Bringing Artificial Immune Systems to Production in Network Security
Antiretroviral therapy adherence and viral suppression in HIV-infected drug users: Comparison of self-report and electronic monitoring.
A dynamic Bayesian nonlinear mixed-effects model of HIV response incorporating medication adherence, drug resistance and covariates
Above threshold, in the SIR model the infection is self-limiting, since in a fixed population the number of potential new victims, the susceptible pool, is monotonically decreasing in size.
Epidemic Size in the Sis Model of Endemic Infec- Tions
Due to the indirect couplings of Ts2 to the B2 population, the change in the Ts2 centre-pole occurs together with a change in the anti-anti-self IgG population. The new Th1 population is different from the normal Th1 populations of unimmunized persons, that are susceptible to HIV infection.
Recent Developments in Immune Network Theory including a concept for an HIV Vaccine
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