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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.