resistance to disease
sterilization method in which steam is under pressure destroying the organisms by causing them to explode
a seam used in surgery
absence of oxygen
surgical cut into tissue
a wearing away or rubbing away by friction
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
a flexible slender surgical instrument used to explore wounds or body cavities
I & D
incision and drainage
application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
hospital acquired infections
a set of symptoms or disorders which occur together and indicate the presence of a disease
ability to destroy disease-causing bacteria
disease producing microorganisms
the removal of tissue for purposes of determining the presence of cancerous (malignant) cells
small electrocautery unit used to perform minor cautery procedures
use of freezing tempatures from a probe to destroy abnormal cells
the process of applying antimicrobial agents to nonliving objects to destroy microorganisms
produce antiobodies during the antigen-antibody reaction
HBV, is transmitted through body fluids like blood, semen, saliva, and breast milk. potentially fatal
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