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ST220 Q1

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1. The absence of microbes infection   Asepsis  
2. The destruction of all microorganisms, including spores   Sterilization  
3. Contamination of a person or objects by another   Cross contamination  
4. Number of microbes or amt of organic debris on an object at any given time   Bioburden  
5. Microbes that normally reside below the skin surface or within the body   Resident flora  
6. An inatimate object that harbors microorganisms   Fomite  
7. Having been rendered free of all living mocrobes, including spores   Sterile  
8. Agent that kills viruses   Virucide  
9. Contamination of a sterile field that occurs through the passage of fld or puncture in a microbial barrier   Strike-through contamination  
10. Infection, usually accompanied by fever, results from the presence of pathogenic microbes   Sepsis  
11. Items mechanically cleaned & chemically disinfected but not sterile   Surgically cleaned  
12. Any microbe capable of causing disease   Pathogen  
13. To reduce to an irreducible minimum the presence of pathogenic material   Decontamination  
14. The living carrier that transmits disease   Vector  
15. Resistant form of certain type of bacteria, able to survive in adverse conditions   Spore  
16. Substance that destroys/kills bacteria   Bacteriocidal  
17. The presence of pathogenic materials   Contamination  
18. To render items safe to handle by high level disinfection   Terminal disinfection  
19. Microbes that reside on the skin surface & are easily removed   Transient flora  
20. Invasion of the human body or tissue by pathogenic microbes that produce & multiply causing disease   Infection  


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