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sterilization method in which steam is under pressure destroying the organisms by causing them to explode
an antiseptic/disinfectant employed to dry moist tissues and to bleach discolored tissues.
a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes
a sterile assistant who passes instruments, swabs (sponges) bodily fluids from the operative site, retracts incisions, and cuts sutures
application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
the removal of tissue for purposes of determining the presence of cancerous (malignant) cells
the process of applying antimicrobial agents to nonliving objects to destroy microorganisms
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