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nursing terms

being free of disease-producing microbes asepsis
a human or animal that is a reservoir for microbes but does not have signs and symptoms of infection carrier
clean technique medical asepsis
a disease caused by pathogens that spread easily; a contagious disease. communicable disease
communicable disease contagious disease
the process of becmoming unclean Contamination
process of destroying pathogens disinfection
a disinfectant applied to the skin, tissues,or non-living objects germicide
protection against a certain disease immunity
a disease resulting from the invasion and growth of microbes in the body infection
practices used to remove or destroy pathogens and to prevent their spread from one person or place to another person or place; clean technique medical asepsis
a microorganism microbe
a small(micro)living plant or animal (organism)seen only with a microscope; a microbe microorganism
a microbe that does not usually cause an infection non-pathogen
microbes that live and grow in a certain area normal flora
an infection acquired during a stay in a health agency nosocomial infection
a microbe that is harmful and can cause an infection pathogen
the environment in which a microbe lives and grows reservoir
a bacterium protected by a hard shell spore
that absence of all microbes sterile
a work area free of all pathogens and non-pathogens sterile field
surgical asepsis sterile technique
the process of destroying all nicrobes sterilization
items contaminated with blood,body fluids,secretions,or excretions;bio means life and hazardous means dangerous or harmful bio hazardous waste
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