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INCISION & DRAINAGE

surgical procedure to release pus/build up under skin

DILATE

to enlarge or widen

SPECULUM

instrument for examining a body cavity

SURGICAL

pertending to surgery

ASEPSIS

protecting against infection

CONTAMINATED

unclean or unsterile

STERILIZATION

act of destroying harmful bacteria or organisms

CHEMICAL STERILIZATION

chemically disinfect instruments

AUTOCLAVE

used sterilization by steam preassure

CAUTERY

application of chemical or distructive heat

CRYOSURGERY

distruction of tissue by freesing

ELECTROSURGERY

electric current to cut tissue

ANESTHETICS

produces local or general loss of sensation

POSTOPERATIVE

after surgery

SUPERFICIAL WOUNDS

wound on top of skin

INFECTION

invasion of bacteria

BLUNT

dull edge

FENESTRATE

having an opening

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