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Bonewit Chapter 2

aerobe a microorganism that needs oxygen to live and grow
anaerobe a microorganism that grows best in the absense of oxygen
antiseptic an agent that inhibits the growth of or kills microorganisms
asepsis free from infection or pathogens; the actions practiced to make and maintain an area or object free from infection or pathogens.
cilia slender, hairlike projections that constantly beat toward the outside to remove MOs from the body
contaminate to soil or to make impure. an aseptic object becomes "this" when it touches something that is not clean
decontamination the use of physcal or chemical means to remove or destroy pathogens on a surface or item to the point where they are no longer capable of transmitting infectious particles; the surface or item is rendered safe for handling, use or disposal
hand hygiene the process of cleansing or santitizing the hands
infection the condition in which the body, or a part of it, is invaded by a pathogen
medical asepsis practices that are employed to the reduce the number and hinder the transmission of pathogens
Microorganism (MO) a microscopic plant or animal
nonintact skin skin that has a break in the surface. It includes, but is not limited to, abrasions, cuts, paper cuts, hangnails, and burns
nonpathogen a MO that does not normally produce disease
Opportunistic infection an infection that results from a defctive immune system that cannot defend that body from pathogens normally found in the environment
optimum growth temperature the temperature at which an organism grows best
parenteral taken into the body through the piercing of the skin barrier or mucous membranes, such as through needlesticks, human bites, cuts, and abrasions
pathogen a disease-producing MO
perinatal relating to the period shortly beore and after birth
postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) treatment administered to an indvidual after exposure to an infectious disease to prevent the disease
regulated medical waste (RMW) medical waste that poses a threat to health and safety
reservoir host the organism that becomes infected by a pathogen and serves as a source of transfer of the pathogen to others
resident flora harmless, nonpathogenic MOs that normally reside on the skin and usually do not cause disease; also known as normal flora
susceptible easily affected; lacking resistance
transient flora MOs that reside on the superficial skin layers and are picked up in the course of daily activities. They are often psthogenic but can be removed easily from the skin by santitizing the hands