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Antibiotic

A drug that kill certain pathogens.

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Asepsis

Being free of disease-producing microbes.

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Biohazardous waste

Items contaminated with blood, body fluids, secretions, or excretions; bio mean life, and hazardous mean dangerous or harmful.

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Carrier

A human or animal that is a reservoir for microbes but does not develop the infection.

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Clean technique

See “medical asepsis”.

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Communicable disease

A disease caused by pathogens that spread easily; a contagious disease.

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Contagious disease

Sw “communicable disease “

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Contamination

The process of becoming unclean.

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Disinfection

The process of destroying pathogens.

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Healthcare-associated infection (HAI)

An infection that developed in a person cared for in any setting where health care is given; the infection is related to receiving health care.

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Infection

A disease state resulting from the invasion and growth of microbes in the body.

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Infection control

Practices and procedures that prevent the spread of infection.

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Medical asepsis

Practice use to remove or destroy pathogens and to pervent their spread from 1 person or places to another person or place; clean technique

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Microbes

See “ microorganisms “

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Microorganisms

A small ( micro) living thing (organism) seen only with a microscope; microbe.

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Non-pathogens

A microbes that do not usually cause an infection.

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Pathogens

A microbe that is harmful and can cause an infection.

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Sterile

The absence of all microbes-pathogens and non- pathogens.

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Sterilization

The process of destroying all microbes.