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vaccine
a special preparation made from microorganisms that is administered to a person to have increased immunity to a disease
dose
the quantity to be administered at one time
immunization
administration of a vaccine or toxid to protect susceptible individuals from infectious disease
informed consent
explaining the risks and benifits of an immunization
autoclave
most common method of sterilizing equipment and instruments
biopsy
surgical removal of tissue for later microscopic examination
abscess
collection of pus as a result to infection
laceration
jagged open wound in the skin
debridment
removal of dead tissue from a wound
ligature
suture meaterials
anesthesia
loss of sensation
anesthetic
medication that causes anethesia
incision
surgical wound from cutting body tissue
suture
surgical stitches
puncture
deep wound from sharp object
sterile field
area free of microorganisms that will be used as a work area during a surgical procedure
mayo stand
a movable stainless steel instrument tray on a stand
sterilization indicator
confirms that items in the autoclave have been exposed to the right temp, correct volume of steam, and correct time.