Vocabulary Chapter 56

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Antiseptic

Substance that kills microorganisms.

Contamination

Becoming non sterile through contact with any non sterile symptoms.

Diseases

Pathologic process having a descriptive set of signs and symptoms.

Disinfection

Destruction of pathogens by physical or chemical means.

Edema

Swelling between layers of tissue.

Infection

Invasion of body tissues by microorganisms that then proliferate and damage tissues.

Microorganism

Living organisms that can be seen only with a light microscope.

Pathogens

Disease-causing microorganisms

Permeable

Allowing a substance to pass or soak through.

Sanitization

Cleaning the environment to reduce the number of pathogenic microorganisms.

Spores

Thick-walled dormant form of bacteria, very resistant to disinfection measures.

Sterilization

Complete destruction of all forms of microbial life.

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