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Lesson #1 Med Terms

Medical Asepsis Terms

Aerobe A MO That needs Oxygen To Live
Anaerobe A MO That Grows Best In The Absent Of Oxygen
Antiseptic A Agent That Kills MO Or Inhibits Their Growth
Asepsis Free From Infection Or Pathogens
Bloodborne Pathogens Pathogenic MO That Capable Of Causing Diseases That Are Present In Human Blood !
Cilia Slender Hair Like Processes
Contaminate To Soil Or Make Impure
Exposure Incident A Specific Eye, Mouth, Nose, Or Non-intact Skin That Touches A Employee
Hand Hygiene The Process Of Cleaning Or Sanitizing The Hands
Infection The Condition In Which The Body Or Part Of It Is Invaded By A Pathogen
Microorganism A Microscopic Plant or Animal
NonIntact Skin Skin That Has A Break In The Surface
NonPathogen A MO That Normally Does Not Produce Diseases
Occupational Exposure Reasonably Anticipated skin Eye, Mouth, Or Parenteral Contact With a Bloodborne Pathogen
Opportunistic Infection A Infection Resulting From A Defective Immune System That Cant Defend The Body From Pathogens Normally Found In The Environment
Optimum Growth Temp. The Temp. In Which A Organism Grows Best
Pathogen A Disease Producing MO
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Treatment Administered To A Individual After Exposure To An Infectious Disease To Prevent The Disease
Regulated Medical Waste Any Waste Containing Infectious Materials That May Be Harmful Too Others
Reservoir Host The Organism That Becomes Infected By A Pathogen And Also Serves As A Source Of Transfer Of Pathogen To Others
Susceptible Easily Affected , Lacking Resistance
Transient Flora MO That Reside On The Superficial Skin Layers And Are Picked Up In The Course Of Daily Activities
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