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INSTRUMENTS & STERILIZATION

STUDY
PLAY
INCISION & DRAINAGE
surgical procedure to release pus/build up under skin
DILATE
to enlarge or widen
SPECULUM
instrument for examining a body cavity
SURGICAL
pertending to surgery
ASEPSIS
protecting against infection
CONTAMINATED
unclean or unsterile
STERILIZATION
act of destroying harmful bacteria or organisms
CHEMICAL STERILIZATION
chemically disinfect instruments
AUTOCLAVE
used sterilization by steam preassure
CAUTERY
application of chemical or distructive heat
CRYOSURGERY
distruction of tissue by freesing
ELECTROSURGERY
electric current to cut tissue
ANESTHETICS
produces local or general loss of sensation
POSTOPERATIVE
after surgery
SUPERFICIAL WOUNDS
wound on top of skin
INFECTION
invasion of bacteria
BLUNT
dull edge
FENESTRATE
having an opening