aseptic technique

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aseptic

 [a-sep´tik]
free from infection; called also sterile.
aseptic fever fever associated with aseptic wounds, presumably due to the disintegration of leukocytes or to the absorption of avascular or traumatized tissue.
aseptic technique the use of surgical practices that restrict microorganisms in the environment and prevent contamination of the surgical wound (see surgical asepsis). Called also sterile technique.

aseptic technique

any health care procedure in which added precautions, such as use of sterile gloves and instruments, are used to prevent contamination of a person, object, or area by microorganisms.

a·sep·tic tech·nique

(ā-sep'tik tek-nēk')
Health care procedures designed to reduce the risk of transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients.

a·sep·tic tech·nique

(ā-sep'tik tek-nēk')
Medical treatment, usually involving surgery, which avoids contact with pathogenic microorganisms rather than actively destroying them.

aseptic

free from infection or septic material; sterile.

aseptic fever
fever in the absence of infection, e.g. due to trauma, surgical manipulation of tissue, tissue necrosis, injection of certain chemicals, e.g. dinitrophenols.
aseptic necrosis of the femoral head
aseptic technique
required for modern day veterinary surgery, especially orthopedic surgery. Includes a dust-free environment, complete immobilization of the patient, intensive skin preparation, capping, gowning, masking and gloving of the surgeon and assistants, draping and packing of the patient, proper equipment for removal of blood and other liquids and avoidance of the introduction of nonsterile items such as x-rays, stomach tubes, restraint gear into the sterile field.