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scrub

Emergency medicine verb To cleanse vigorously as required in emergency treatment of MVAs/RTAs in which wounds are ‘dirty’, deep, bloody, and studded with gravel, glass, debris, and dirt
Surgery noun The formal preoperative hand washing ritual that is a prerequisite for performing an invasive procedure in a body cavity
verb To perform the ritual of the scrub

scrub

noun The formal preoperative hand washing ritual that is a sine qua non prerequisite for performing an invasive procedure in a body cavity Rules of scrubbing
1. Work from distal–fingertips to proximal.
2. Complete scrubbing before rinsing.
3. Let water drain off elbow. Cf Scrubs. verb 1. To perform the holy ritual of the scrub noun 2. To cleanse vigorously as required in emergency treatment of MVAs in which wounds are 'dirty', deep, bloody, and studded with gravel, glass, debris, dirt, and sundry schmutz.

scrub

a habitat in which shrubs predominate.

scrub

1. low trees and bushes. Called also browse. Edible enough for livestock to graze them especially when more conventional feed is short. Lopping of this material for feeding is a husbandry practice in some arid zones. Lends itself to indigestion in ruminants because of its indigestibility, especially if it is the main article of diet.
2. to cleanse by vigorous scrubbing with a brush. See also surgical scrub (below).

scrub animal
one from grade parents, non-descript and not showing the predominant characteristics of any breed. Generally applied to agricultural animals.
scrub ironbark
brideliaexalta, B. leichhardtii.
scrub-itch mite
scrub kurrajong
pimeleamicrocephala, P. pauciflora.
scrub-up
see scrub (2).
scrub suit
the outer, protective clothing worn by operating room personnel. Usually specially prepared within the hospital's sterilizing facility to minimize contamination in the surgical suite.
surgical scrub
the ritualistic presurgical preparation of hands and arms by surgeons and their assistants. Includes thorough, vigorous and systematic cleaning with a brush of all skin surfaces. Persons prepared in this manner are then considered 'scrubbed-up', ready to take part in the surgical procedure, and are not allowed to touch any nonsterile surfaces.
scrub tick
see ixodesholocyclus.
scrub typhus
a disease of humans transmitted by Trombicula akamushi and resident in rodents which serve as reservoirs. Called also Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.
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Basically just stripping away their cool personas I always find it interesting to see what's left after the Hollywood has been scrubbed off," Evans told (http://www.
However, Ms Rinehart remains a controversial figure in Australia having become locked in a bitter showdown with her siblings who want her name scrubbed off paperwork that names her as a trustee of a family trust.
Armed with her scrubbing glove, she first scrubbed off what the black soap had loosened, peeling off the superficial dead cells.
Politicians last night attacked the "boring" decision to deprive pounds 1bn destroyer HMS Dragon - a successor to the decommissioned HMS Cardiff - of its distinctive transfer, scheduled to be completely scrubbed off in the next couple of days.
After the bulk of the plastic has been scraped away, the remaining film can be scrubbed off by scouring with brass wool and dry mild abrasive.
8 (ANI): A small video showing Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari yelling "shut up" at audience during his address has been mysteriously scrubbed off from internet.
The security fencing will be taken down, messages daubed by X Factor devotees scrubbed off and chances are the inside could do with a bit of a tidy-up, too, once Stacey and the gang are done with it.
They then scrubbed off the dead skin and worked their soft hands on my ankles and toes gave a lovely massage to those generally untouched parts of my feet.
But the appliance of technology also scrubbed off a wicket for Steve Harmison, England's hero here five years ago, who celebrated an early comeback success when Hill's finger pointed skywards in answer to another lbw shout.
But the appliance of technology also scrubbed off a wicket for Durham pace man Steve Harmison, England's hero here five years ago, who celebrated an early comeback success when Hill's finger pointed skywards in answer to another lbw shout.
The North Wales Hospital site in Denbigh has also been scrubbed off the shortlist.