microorganisms or their products used to cause disease, incapacitation, death, or material destruction. It may be a live agent or a toxin produced by the agent. A toxin is produced through the metabolic activities of living organisms, including protein or polypeptides. The bioregulators/modulators are biochemical compounds that occur naturally in organisms such as peptides or other small molecules. The pathogen in a biological weapon may be bacteria, mycoplasma, rickettsia, fungi, or virus.
(JP 1-02) - A microorganism that causes disease in personnel, plants, or animals or causes the deterioration of materiel.
any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare
a bacterium, virus or other biological substance that can cause disease
a micro-organism, cell-cultures or human endoparasites, which could provoke an infection, allergy or toxic effects
a microorganism or toxin of biological origin which causes disease in man, plants or animals
Living organisms or the materials derived from them (such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins) that cause disease in or harm to humans, animals, or plants, or cause deterioration of material.
Living organisms, or the materials derived from them, that cause disease in, or harm to humans, animals, or plants, or cause deterioration of material. Biological agents may be found as liquid droplets, aerosols, or dry powders. A biological agent can be adapted and used as a terrorist weapon, i.e., anthrax, tularemia, cholera, encephalitis, plague and botulism. There are three different types of biological agents: bacteria, viruses, and toxins.
Any micro-organism, virus, or infectious substance, capable of causing – death, disease, or other biological malfunction in a human, animal, plant, or another living organism; deterioration of food, water, equipment, supplies, or material of any kind; or any harmful alteration of the environment.
A substance that is made from a living organism or its products and is used in the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer and other diseases. Biological agents include antibodies, interleukins, and vaccines. Also called biologic agent or biological drug.
A biological agent is an infectious disease, or toxin that can be used in bioterrorism or biological warfare. There are more than 1200 different kinds of biological agents.