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.
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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.
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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.
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