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Antiseptics
Solution that destroy microorganisms or inhibit their growth on living tissue .
Aseptic
Being free of infection or contamination by microorganisms .
Biohazard
Medical waste that could cause infection ; needles , scalpel blades , blood , body parts .
Carcinogenic
Cancer causing
-Cide , -Cidal
Suffixes meaning to kill .
Disinfect
To cleanse of harmful organisms .
Dosimeter
A badge that records exposure to radiation that is worn when taking X-rays .
EPA
Environment Protection Agency .
FDA
Food and Drug Administration .
Incubation Period
The period of time between infection and the appearance of clinical signs .
Isolation
The process of keeping an animal by itself to prevent the spread of disease ; quarantine .
MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheet .
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration .
Parasite
An organism that grows , feeds , and lives on or in another organism while contributing nothing to the survival of the host organism .
Pathogen
Any microorganism that causes disease .
Quarantine
The process of keeping an animal by itself to prevent the spread of disease ; isolation .
Sanitation
Applying practices that make something more acceptable by cleaning it .
Sharps
Biohazard materials such as needles , scalpel blades , and syringes .
Sterilization
The process of killing and removing all microorganisms .
Virus
A pathogen consisting of a single nucleic acid surrounded by a protein coat and having the ability to replicate only within a living cell .
Zoonosis
Any disease that can be passed from animal to human .