Asepsis Ch 17 Unit 1, 2, & 3

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contaminate

to place in contact with microorganisms

forceps

an instrument used to grasp tissue and clamp blood vessels

homostat

type of forceps

needle holder

used to hold a suture needle uring a suturing process

ratchet

locking mechanism of an object

retractor

instrument used to hold back tissue, making operative sight easier to visualize

serrations

etchings located on the blades to keep from slipping

speculum

instrument that permits viewing inside body cavity

adverse

opposed to; unfavorable

anethesia

with out sensation; with or with out loss of consciousness

anesthesiologist

one who studies anesthiology

antiseptic

agent that will prevent growth or arrest development of microorganisms

fenestrated

having a window or opening

hemophilia

hereditary condition, transmitted through sex linked chromosomes of female carriers, effects males only causing inability to clot blood

microbial

related to microbes

biopsy

excision of a small piece of tissue for microscopic examination

coagulation

lessening of the fluidityof a liquid substance; clotting or curdling

cryosurgery

use of a substance at subfreesing temps to destroy or remove tissue

electrocautery

apparatus used to cauterize tissue with heat ftom an electrical current

histology

study of cells

hypoallergenic

unlikely to cause an allergic reaction

I & D

incision and drainge

suture

unite parts by stitching together

expiration

the expulsion of air from the lungs in breathing

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