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Mod B Unit 2

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aseptic
germ free
immunity
resistance to disease
autoclave
sterilization method in which steam is under pressure destroying the organisms by causing them to explode
suture
a seam used in surgery
anaerobic
absence of oxygen
incision
surgical cut into tissue
abrasion
a wearing away or rubbing away by friction
carbolic acid
an antiseptic/disinfectant employed to dry moist tissues and to bleach discolored tissues.
xylocaine
a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes
laceration
a cut
scrub assistant
a sterile assistant who passes instruments, swabs (sponges) bodily fluids from the operative site, retracts incisions, and cuts sutures
probe
a flexible slender surgical instrument used to explore wounds or body cavities
I & D
incision and drainage
electrocautery
application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
nosocomial
hospital acquired infections
syndrome
a set of symptoms or disorders which occur together and indicate the presence of a disease
invasive
enters the skin
bactericidal
ability to destroy disease-causing bacteria
pathogen
disease producing microorganisms
biopsy
the removal of tissue for purposes of determining the presence of cancerous (malignant) cells
hyfrecators
small electrocautery unit used to perform minor cautery procedures
cryosurgery
use of freezing tempatures from a probe to destroy abnormal cells
sanitization
the process of applying antimicrobial agents to nonliving objects to destroy microorganisms
lymphocytes
produce antiobodies during the antigen-antibody reaction
Hep B
HBV, is transmitted through body fluids like blood, semen, saliva, and breast milk. potentially fatal