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antisepsis

 [an″tĭ-sep´sis]
1. the prevention of sepsis.
2. any procedure that reduces to a significant degree the microbial flora of skin or mucous membranes. See also antiseptic.

an·ti·sep·sis

(an'tē-sep'sis),
Prevention of infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
See also: disinfection.
[anti- + G. sēpsis, putrefaction]

antisepsis

/an·ti·sep·sis/ (an″tĭ-sep´sis)
1. the prevention of sepsis by antiseptic means.
2. any procedure that reduces to a significant degree the microbial flora of skin or mucous membranes.

antisepsis

(ăn′tĭ-sĕp′sĭs)
n.
Destruction of disease-causing microorganisms to prevent infection.

antisepsis

[-sep′sis]
Etymology: Gk, anti + sepein, putrefaction
processes, procedures, or chemical treatments that kill or inhibit microorganisms to prevent infection.

antisepsis

Infection control A general term for procedures or chemical treatments intended to kill or inhibit microbial growth

an·ti·sep·sis

(an'ti-sep'sis)
Prevention of infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
See also: disinfection
[anti- + G. sēpsis, putrefaction]

antisepsis

The use of strong poisons to kill bacteria and other dangerous microorganisms. Antisepsis is still used in the cleansing of wounds and skin and for the sterilization of surgical instruments, but modern surgery would not be possible using antisepsis alone. See also ASEPSIS.

antisepsis

see ANTISEPTIC.

antisepsis

use of agents to inhibit microorganisms, i.e. topical agents (for skin and hard surfaces); high-pressure steam sterilizers (autoclaves - for instruments); electromagnetic radiation (gamma radiation - for scalpel blades)

an·ti·sep·sis

(an'ti-sep'sis)
Prevention of infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
See also: disinfection
[anti- + G. sēpsis, putrefaction]

antisepsis (an´tīsep´sis),

n the prevention of infection of a body surface, usually skin or oral mucosa, through the application of an antimicrobial agent.

antisepsis

prevention of sepsis by destruction of microorganisms and infective matter. Usually refers to cleansing the skin or mucous membranes of pathogenic organisms, but with resident flora remaining.
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