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Table 2 IDO Core definitions extending from OGMS

From: The Infectious Disease Ontology in the age of COVID-19

IDO Core Term



Material entity part of an extended organism that has some pathogen as part, which participates in the formation of the material entity by invading tissues of the organism.

infectious disorder

Disorder that is part of an extended organism which has an infectious pathogen part, that exists as a result of a process of formation of disorder initiated by the infectious pathogen.

infectious disease

Disease whose physical basis is an infectious disorder.

infectious disease course

Disease course that is the realization of an infectious disease.