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-centesis

surgical puncture of

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-ectomy

surgical removal of, to cut out

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-opsy

to view

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-orrhaphy

suture of

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-pexis or -pexy

surgical fixation or anchoring to another tissue structure

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-plasty

surgical repair or reconstruction of, to reform

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-rrhexis

rupture or tearing of

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-scope

instrument used to visually examine (a body cavity or organ)

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-scopy

process of visually examining (a body cavity or organ) by means of an instrument

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-stasis

to stop or arrest

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-stomy

surgical creation of a new opening

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-tome

instrument used to cut into or incise

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-tomy

surgical incision into; process of cutting into

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antiseptic

antiseptics are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction

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aseptic technique

a procedure performed under sterile conditions

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asepsis

absence of living microorganisms that cause disease

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-desis

surgical fusion or binding together of

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disinfectant

are antimicrobial agents that are applied to non-living objects to destroy microorganisms, the process of which is known as disinfection. Very few disinfectants can sterilize surfaces.

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fomite

is any inanimate object or substance capable to carrying infectious organisms (such as germs or parasites) and hence transferring them from one individual to another

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germicide

an antiseptic capable of destroying microbes (bacteriocidal). Some antiseptics are bacteriostatic and only prevent or inhibit their growth

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-lysis

surgical dissolution of, release or separation of; freeing or loosening of

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nosocomial infection

an infection acquired or occurring in a hospital

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opportunistic infection

an infection caused by a microorganism that takes advantage of the weakened state of the host

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pathogen

a microorganism capable of causing disease

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reservoir

the environment where a microorganism can survive

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sterile

free from all living microorganisms

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sterilization

refers to any process that effectively kills or eliminates transmissible agents (such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, prions and spore forms etc) from a surface, equipment, foods, medications, or biological culture medium