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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