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Chapter 17

Aerobe Microorganism that needs oxygen to survive
Anaerobe Microorganism that doesn't need oxygen to survive
Antiseptic Agent that inhibits the growth or kills microorganisms
Cilia A hair like projections that constantly try to remove microorganisms from the body.
Hand Hygiene Process of cleaning the hands
Infection Condition in which the body is invaded by a pathogen.
Medical Asepsis Practices that are employed to inhibit the growth and hinder the transmissions of pathogenic microorganisms to prevent the spread of infection.
Microorganism Microscopic plant or animal
Non intact skin skin that has a break in the surface
Non pathogen Microorganism that doesn't produce disease
Opporunistic infection infection that results from a weak immune system that cant defend the body frm pathogens usually found in the environment
Optimum growth temperature The temperature at that an organsims grows best
Parenteral Taken through the body through piercing the skin barrier or mucous membranes.
Pathogen Disease producing microorganism
Postexposure prophylaxis Treatment administered to an individual after exposure to an infectious disease.
Regulated Medical waste Medical waste that poses a threat to health and safety
Resident flora Harmless nonpathogenic microorganism that normally reside on the skin an don't cause disease.
Transient flora Microorganisms that reside on the superficial skin layers and are picked up in the course of daily activities.
Created by: jayrapolanco