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Flashcards - Infection Control & Sterilization

Flashcards - Infection Control & Sterilization
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Asepsis
Asepsis is the state of being free from disease-causing contaminants or, preventing contact with microorganisms
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Isopropyl alcohol
Isopropyl alcohol , also called isopropanol or dimethyl carbinol, is a compound with the chemical formula C3H8O or C3H7OH or CH3CHOHCH3
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Pathogen
In biology, a pathogen in the oldest and broadest sense is anything that can produce disease; the term came into use in the 1880s
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infection
Infection is the invasion of an organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce
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protozoans
In some systems of biological classification, the Protozoa are a diverse group of unicellular eukaryotic organisms
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Bacteria
Bacteria constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms
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Bacteria
Bacteria constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms
protozoans
In some systems of biological classification, the Protozoa are a diverse group of unicellular eukaryotic organisms
infection
Infection is the invasion of an organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce
Pathogen
In biology, a pathogen in the oldest and broadest sense is anything that can produce disease; the term came into use in the 1880s
Isopropyl alcohol
Isopropyl alcohol , also called isopropanol or dimethyl carbinol, is a compound with the chemical formula C3H8O or C3H7OH or CH3CHOHCH3
Asepsis
Asepsis is the state of being free from disease-causing contaminants or, preventing contact with microorganisms
autoclaving
An autoclave is a pressure chamber used to carry out industrial processes requiring elevated temperature and pressure different from ambient air pressure
disinfection
Disinfectants are antimicrobial agents that are applied to non-living objects to destroy microorganisms that are living on the objects
Transient flora
The skin flora, more properly referred to as the skin microbiota, are the microorganisms which reside on the skin
hand sanitizer
A hand antiseptic, hand disinfectant, hand sanitiser or hand sanitizer is a supplement or alternative to hand washing with soap and water
nosocomial infection
Hospital-acquired infection - also known as nosocomial infection - is an infection that is contracted from the environment or staff of a healthcare facility
endospores
An endospore is a dormant, tough, and non-reproductive structure produced by certain bacteria from the Firmicute phylum

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