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See surgical scrub.
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
scrubnoun 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.
scruba habitat in which shrubs predominate.
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).
one from grade parents, non-descript and not showing the predominant characteristics of any breed. Generally applied to agricultural animals.
brideliaexalta, B. leichhardtii.
pimeleamicrocephala, P. pauciflora.
see scrub (2).
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.
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.
a disease of humans transmitted by Trombicula akamushi and resident in rodents which serve as reservoirs. Called also Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.