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Bonewit #2

Medical Aspesis & the OSHA Standard -Libby

A microorganism that needs oxygen to live and grow Aerobe
A microorganism that grows best in the absence of oxygen Anaerobe
An agent that inhibits the growth of or kill microorganisms Antiseptic
Free from infection or pathogens Asepsis
Slender hairlike projections that constantly beat toward the outside to remove microorganisms from the body Cilia
To soil or make impure Contaminate
The use of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate, or destroy pathogens on a surface or item to the point where they are no longer capable of transmitting infectious particles Decontamination
The process of cleansing or sanitizing the hands Hand Hygiene
The condition in which the body, or part of it, is invaded by a pathogen Infection
Practices that are employed to reduce the number and hinder the transmission of pathogens Medical asepsis
A microscopic plant of animal Microorganism
Skin that has a break in the surface Nonintact skin
A microorganism that does not normally produce disease Nonpathogen
An infection that results from defective immune system that cannot defend the body from pathogens normally found in the environment Opportunistic infection
The temp at which an organism grows best Optimum growth temperature
Taken into the body through piercing of the skin barrier or mucous membranes Parenteral
A disease-producing microorganism Pathogen
Relating to the period shortly before and after birth Perinatal
The degree to which a solution is acidic or basic pH
Treatment administered to an individual after exposure to an infectious disease to prevent disease Postexposure prophylaxis
Medical waste that poses a threat to health and safety Regulated medical waste
The organism that becomes infected by a pathogen and serves as a source of transfer of the pathogen to others Reservoir host
Harmless, nonpathogenic microorgansim that normally reside on the skin and usually do not cause disease Resident flora
Easily affected Susceptible
Microorganisms that reside on the superficial skin layers and are picked up in the course of daily activities Transient flora
Created by: oliviadiller