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sterile

 [ster´il]
1. infertile (see infertility).
sterile technique aseptic technique.

ster·ile

(ster'il), Do not confuse this word with infertile or antiseptic.
Relating to or characterized by sterility.
[L. sterilis, barren]

sterile

(stĕr′əl, -īl′)
adj.
1.
a. Not producing or incapable of producing offspring.
b. Not producing or incapable of producing seed, fruit, spores, or other reproductive structures. Used of plants or their parts.
2. Producing little or no vegetation; unfruitful: sterile land.
3. Free from live bacteria or other microorganisms: a sterile operating area; sterile instruments.

ster′ile·ly adv.
ster′ile·ness, ste·ril′i·ty (stə-rĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

sterile

adjective Referring to
1. An inability to produce children; inconceivable.
2. A product–gauze, surgical instruments–that has been packaged so as to have no organisms at the time it is opened.

ster·ile

(ster'il)
Relating to or characterized by sterility.
[L. sterilis, barren]

sterile

1. Free from bacteria or other microorganisms.
2. Incapable of reproduction.

sterile

  1. not capable of producing offspring.
  2. free from living microorganisms.

Sterile

Unable to conceive a child.

ster·ile

(ster'il)
Relating to or characterized by sterility.
[L. sterilis, barren]

Patient discussion about sterile

Q. Is it good to put alcohol on burns? If I get a burn- should I sterilize it with alcohol to prevent infections?

A. Tiffany is right...best to avoid alcohol. the treatment depends on the severity of the burn. here is a pamphlet about dealing with burns. very helpful!
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/after-injury/638.html

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References in periodicals archive ?
Den sterila operationsdukningen overtacktes av den sterilkladde forfattare 2 med en steril overtackningsduk.
Vid varje experiment simulerades tva storningsmoment for att etterlikna nar personal gar in pa sal dar steril operationsdukning forvaras for att utfora en uppgift.
Den lagsta graden av kontamination sags pa uppdukning forvarad 15 timmar overtackt med steril duk (medelvarde 22 bakteriekolonier per [m.sup.2] bordsyta) fbljt av uppdukning forvarad 24 timmar overtackt med steril duk (medelvarde 65 bakteriekolonier per [m.sup.2] bordsyta).
Resultatet i den har studien visade att operationsdukningar utan overtackning forvarade i rum med full operationsventilation kontaminerades med fler bakteriekolonier an dukningar som forvarats overtackta med steril duk i samma rum.
En skriftlig lokal rutin kan ge stod till operationssjukskoterskan som infor patienten ska kunna garantera att utrustningen ar steril vid operationen.
Ett barende motiv till att denna pilotstudie genomfordes var att det idag saknas evidens for om en iordningsstalld operationsdukning kan bedbmas vara steril och saker att anvandas till en patients operation.
Bord ett fick flest storningar eftersom steril uppdukning pa bord nummer tva och tre utfordes efterat pa operationsrummet.
Studiens resultat ger stod for rutinen att tacka over iordningsstalld operationsdukning med en steril duk.
En steril uppdukning kan sta tbrberedd i 15 timmar in for en operation.
Stadtmauer LA, Toma K, Rient M & Tablert M 2001 Fertil Steril 2001; 75, 505-509.
Endometriosis and infertility: a laparoscopie study of endometriosis among fertile and infertile women, Fertil Steril, 1982;38:667-672,
Aging and infertility in women, Fertil Steril. 2006; 86(Suppl 4):S248-252.