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listerism

 [lis´ter-izm]
the principles and practice of antiseptic and aseptic surgery.

Lis·ter meth·od

(lis'tĕr),
antiseptic surgery, as first advocated by Lister in 1867. His operations were performed under a cloud of diluted carbolic acid spray, the instruments were dipped in a carbolic solution before use, and the wound was dressed with a thick layer of carbolized gauze. The present practice of aseptic surgery was developed from this.
Synonym(s): listerism

listerism

/lis·ter·ism/ (lis´ter-izm) the principles and practice of antiseptic and aseptic surgery.

Lis·ter meth·od

(lis'tĕr meth'ŏd)
Antiseptic surgery, as first advocated by Lister in 1867; the operation was performed under a cloud of diluted carbolic acid spray, the instruments were dipped in a carbolic solution before use, and the wound was dressed with a thick layer of carbolized gauze; from this was developed the present practice of aseptic surgery.
Synonym(s): listerism.

Lister,

Joseph (Lord Lister), English surgeon, 1827-1912.
Listeria - a genus of aerobic to microaerophilic, motile, peritrichous bacteria.
Lister dressing - the first type of antiseptic dressing, one of gauze impregnated with carbolic acid.
Lister forceps
Lister knife
Lister method - antiseptic surgery as first advocated by Lister in 1867. Synonym(s): listerism
Lister scissors
Lister tubercle - a small prominence on the dorsal aspect of the distal end of the radius that serves as a trochlea or pulley for the tendon. Synonym(s): dorsal tubercle of radius
Listerella - in bacteriology, a rejected generic name sometimes cited as a synonym of Listeria; the type species is Listerella hepatolytica.
Listerine - antiseptic mouthwash.
listerism - Synonym(s): Lister method

listerism

the principles and practice of antiseptic and aseptic surgery.