antisepsis


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an·ti·sep·sis

 (ăn′tĭ-sĕp′sĭs)
n.
Destruction of disease-causing microorganisms to prevent infection.

antisepsis

(ˌæntɪˈsɛpsɪs)
n
1. (Medicine) destruction of undesirable microorganisms, such as those that cause disease or putrefaction. Compare asepsis
2. (Medicine) the state or condition of being free from such microorganisms

an•ti•sep•sis

(ˌæn təˈsɛp sɪs)

n.
destruction of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
[1870–75]

antisepsis

the destruction of microorganisms that cause infection. — antiseptic, adj.
See also: Health
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antisepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organismsantisepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
sanitariness - the state of being conducive to health
2.antisepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganismsantisepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Translations

antisepsis

[ˌæntɪˈsɛpsɪs] nantisepsi f
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The effect of axillary hair on surgical antisepsis around the shoulder.
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It was found that most of the doctors still believe that soap and water is the best way of ensuring hygiene of the hand even though the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) for hand antisepsis as it is acts fast and has broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity.
For routine dental examinations and nonsurgical procedures, hand washing and hand antisepsis is achieved by using either plain or antimicrobial soap and water.
These are processed under FDA-approved, proprietary-patented processes that consist of antisepsis with minimal tissue manipulation in order to qualify for human tissue implantation.
This center will deliver products for healthcare, consumer and commercial markets including surface disinfection, surface cleaning skin antisepsis, hand hygiene and personal care.
Aseptic measures included the use of sterile gloves, gown, drapes, and adequate skin antisepsis by the proceduralist.
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The site of the surgery was prepared on the caudal region of the right femoral area which was clipped and followed by local antisepsis.