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 (ə-sĕp′sĭs, ā-)
1. The state of being free of pathogenic microorganisms.
2. The process of removing pathogenic microorganisms or protecting against infection by such organisms.


(əˈsɛpsɪs; eɪ-)
1. (Medicine) the state of being free from living pathogenic organisms
2. (Medicine) the methods of achieving a germ-free condition


(əˈsɛp sɪs, eɪˈsɛp-)

1. absence of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
2. methods, as sterile surgical techniques, used to assure asepsis.


1. absence of bacteria of a harmful nature.
2. the techniques of achieving this condition. — aseptic, adj.
See also: Cleanliness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organismsasepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
sanitariness - the state of being conducive to health
2.asepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganismsasepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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I've seen antiseptics come along and sweep everything before them, and then I've seen asepsis take their place.
Contract awarded for Gluconate solution 2% chlorhexidine and 70% alcohol asepsis for pre surgical skin and vascular access.
The American Dental Assistants Association has been a proud partner of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) in promoting OSAP's National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month.
The Pastel Prophy Handpiece features three removable pastel (pink, blue and green) colored nose cones for enhanced asepsis.
In people, patient evaluation for systemic infection and preplacement antibiotic therapy are combined with strict asepsis in placing and maintaining the VAP to keep infection rates low, about 3%-7%.
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We collected 2 types of lesion samples: 1) transcutaneous samples (from punch biopsies, ultrasonography guided biopsies, and needle aspirations) performed under strict asepsis using 5% povidone-iodine solution, and 2) swab specimens of superficial purulent drainage collected by using the Portagerm system (bioMerieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France) without aseptic preparation.
Sampling was carried out according to the asepsis instructions described previously [1].
It also addresses specific diseases, pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, preoperative concerns, medical management, prognosis, anesthesia, surgical anatomy, wound healing, postoperative issues, potential complications, and special age considerations, as well as general principles related to surgical asepsis, sterile technique (with new material on scrubless and waterless surgeon and patient prep solutions), instrumentation and facilities, biomaterials, suturing, homeostasis, preoperative care, antibiotic use and infections, postoperative care (including nutrition), physical rehabilitation, and multimodal analgesic therapy (expanded for this edition).
We conclude that the application of continuous standardized care according to a protocol that places special emphasis on asepsis during connection and disconnection of the CVC results in a low infection rate in this unit.
Beginning with the 2006 Cavitron models, Dentsply changed its instructions for the Cavitron, stating that Cavitrons should not be used where asepsis (the state of being flee of pathogenic microorganisms) is required.
Skin asepsis is performed using 2% chlorhexidine and 70% isopropyl alcohol-impregnated wipes prior to needle insertion.