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aseptic technique de

aseptic technique definitions

Antiseptic Destroys most pathogens on living tissue
Asepsis Practices that remove or minimize organisms that can cause infection or disease; surgical asepsis destroys pathogens before entering the body; medical a sepsis destroys pathogens after leaving the body
Aseptic Destroys all pathogens
Bactericidal Kills bacteria
Bacteriostatic Inhibits bacterial growth
Carrier A person (can also be an animal, insect or substance) who harbors potentially pathogenic microorganisms
Communicable When pathogens are regularly passed from host to host the resulting disease is said to be communicable
Contamination A breach in the preservation of a clean or sterile object or environment
Disinfect Destroy most pathogens on instruments; unsafe for living tissue
Exit route A microorganisms point of escape from a reservoir
Fomile Inanimate object that carry disease
Host A living organism that harbors or potentially harbors infection
Immunocompromised Lacking or deficient in defenses provided by the immune system
Infection The entrance of microorganisms into the body or body cells
Invasive Involving entry into the body
Microorganism A minute living organism; those of medical interest include bacteria, rickettsiae, viruses, molds, yeasts and protozoa
Nidus Focus of infection
Nosocomial Hospital-acquired
Pathogen Any disease producing organism
Reservoir Any natural habitat of a microorganism that promotes growth and reproduction
Resistant organisms Organisms that are difficult to eradicate with antibiotics
Septic Contaminated or soiled with microorganisms
Sterile Destroys all microorganisms
Vector Living carrier of disease
Created by: ICVT2b



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