Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, a disease caused by the HIV virus that breaks down the body's immune system.
Reaction due to extreme sensitivity to certain foods, chemicals, or other normally harmless substances.
Bacilli (singular: bacillus)
Short, rod-shaped bacteria; the most common bacteria; they produce diseases such as tetanus (lockjaw), typhoid fever, TB, and diphtheria.
Agents formulated for use on skin.
One-celled microorganisms. some are harmful, some are harmless.
Capable of destroying bacteria
Disease-causing icroorganisms carried in the body by blood or bodyfluids.
slender, hair-like extensions that permit locomation in certain bacteria; their whip-like motion moves bacteria in liquid.
Round shaped bacteria that appear singly (alone) or in groups.
Disease taht can be easily spread to others by contact.
Determining the nature of a disease or infection.
Spherical bacteria that grow in pairs and cause diseases such as pneumonia.
Abnormal condition of all or part of the body, organ, or mind that makes it incapable of carrying out normal function.
An item that can be disinfected.
Chemical agents that destroy most bacteria, fungi, and viruses, but not spores, on surfaces.
Process that eliminates most microorganisms, but is not effective against bacterial spores.
Effectiveness with which a disinfecting solution kills germs, when used according to the label.
Contact with non-intact skin, blood, body fluid or other potentially infectious materials that results from performance of an employees duties.
Flagella (singlular: flagellum)
Slender, hair-like extensions tha tpermitlocomation in certain bacteria; their whip-like motion moves bacteria in liquid.
Fungi (singular: fungus)
Microscopic plant parasites, including molds, mildews, and yeasts.
Capable of destroying fungi.
Bloodborne virus that causes disease affecting the liver.
Human immunodeficiency virus; virus that can cause AIDS.
Ability of the body to destroy and resist infection.
Invasion of body tissue by pathogenic bacteria.
Infection that can be spread from one person to another person or form one infected body part to another.
Body's response to injury or infection with redness, heat, pain, and swelling.
Any organism of microscopic to submicroscopic size.
Type of fungus that affects plants or grows on in animate objects but does not cause human infections in the salon setting.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Material Safety Data Sheet; safety information about products compiled by manufacturer.
Items that can be cleaned, disinfected, an used on more than one person, even if the item is exposed to blood or body fluid.
Not harmful; organism that may perform useful functions.
Illness resulting from conditions associated with employment.
Plant or animal organisms that derive nutrition from another organism.
Causing disease; may cause harmfulconditions or illnesses in humans.
Skin disease caued by infection of head lice.
Powerful tuberulocidal disinfectants.
Absorbent, having pores or openings.
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
Type of disinfectant solution safe for all uses in the salon; commonly called quats.
sanitation or sanitizing
Cleaning to remove visible residue and matter.
Contagious skin diseae that is caused by the itch ite, which burrows under the skin.
Disposable items that cannot be used more than once, either because they cannot be cleaned of all bisible residuue (such as pumice stones used for pedicures), or because cleaning and disinfecting damages them.
Common household bleach; disinfectant for slaon use.
Spiral or corkscrew-shaped bacteria that can cause diseases such as syphillis and lyme disease.
Process that completely destroys all microbial life, including spores.
Pus-forming bacterial arranged in curved lines resembling a string of beads; they can cause infections such as strep throat and blood poisoning.
Disinfectants that kill the bacterial that cause tuberculosis.
Pus-forminng bacterial that grow in clusters like bunches of grapes, can cause abscesses, pustules and boils.
Set of guidelines by the OSHA that requires the employer and employee to assume that all human blood and body fluids contain pathogens and are thus infectious.
Capable of destroying viruses.
Microorganism thaat can invade plants and animals, including bacteria.