Mod B Unit 2

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aseptic

germ free

immunity

resistance to disease

autoclave

sterilization method in which steam is under pressure destroying the organisms by causing them to explode

suture

a seam used in surgery

anaerobic

absence of oxygen

incision

surgical cut into tissue

abrasion

a wearing away or rubbing away by friction

carbolic acid

an antiseptic/disinfectant employed to dry moist tissues and to bleach discolored tissues.

xylocaine

a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes

laceration

a cut

scrub assistant

a sterile assistant who passes instruments, swabs (sponges) bodily fluids from the operative site, retracts incisions, and cuts sutures

probe

a flexible slender surgical instrument used to explore wounds or body cavities

I & D

incision and drainage

electrocautery

application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)

nosocomial

hospital acquired infections

syndrome

a set of symptoms or disorders which occur together and indicate the presence of a disease

invasive

enters the skin

bactericidal

ability to destroy disease-causing bacteria

pathogen

disease producing microorganisms

biopsy

the removal of tissue for purposes of determining the presence of cancerous (malignant) cells

hyfrecators

small electrocautery unit used to perform minor cautery procedures

cryosurgery

use of freezing tempatures from a probe to destroy abnormal cells

sanitization

the process of applying antimicrobial agents to nonliving objects to destroy microorganisms

lymphocytes

produce antiobodies during the antigen-antibody reaction

Hep B

HBV, is transmitted through body fluids like blood, semen, saliva, and breast milk. potentially fatal

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