Substance that kills microorganisms.
Becoming non sterile through contact with any non sterile symptoms.
Pathologic process having a descriptive set of signs and symptoms.
Destruction of pathogens by physical or chemical means.
Swelling between layers of tissue.
Invasion of body tissues by microorganisms that then proliferate and damage tissues.
Living organisms that can be seen only with a light microscope.
Allowing a substance to pass or soak through.
Cleaning the environment to reduce the number of pathogenic microorganisms.
Thick-walled dormant form of bacteria, very resistant to disinfection measures.
Complete destruction of all forms of microbial life.