waste products

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waste products

Etymology: L, vastare, to destroy, producere, to produce
the products of metabolic activity after oxygen and nutrients have been supplied to a cell. These include mainly carbon dioxide and water, along with sodium chloride and soluble nitrogenous salts, which are excreted in feces, urine, and exhaled air.

waste products,

n.pl the products of metabolic activity after oxygen and nutrients have been supplied to a cell. These include primarily carbon dioxide and water, along with sodium chloride and soluble nitrogenous salts, which are excreted in feces, urine, and exhaled air.
waste products, biohazard,
n unusable biologic materials that can carry infection, which could then be transmitted to other organisms.
waste products, contaminated,
n.pl 1. instruments that have become nonsterile after coming into contact with blood, saliva, urine, or any other bodily fluids.
n.pl 2. the fluids or substances that contain the byproducts of metabolic activity. See also waste products.
waste products, infectious,
n contaminated waste that may potentially cause infectious disease.