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scrub

Emergency medicine verb To cleanse vigorously as required in emergency treatment of MVAs/RTAs in which wounds are ‘dirty’, deep, bloody, and studded with gravel, glass, debris, and dirt
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

scrub

noun 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.

scrub

a habitat in which shrubs predominate.

scrub

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).

scrub animal
one from grade parents, non-descript and not showing the predominant characteristics of any breed. Generally applied to agricultural animals.
scrub ironbark
brideliaexalta, B. leichhardtii.
scrub-itch mite
scrub kurrajong
pimeleamicrocephala, P. pauciflora.
scrub-up
see scrub (2).
scrub suit
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.
surgical scrub
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.
scrub tick
see ixodesholocyclus.
scrub typhus
a disease of humans transmitted by Trombicula akamushi and resident in rodents which serve as reservoirs. Called also Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.
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The game animals encountered most regularly in the fall scrub are hogs.
A fine exfoliator from a reliable company, this scrub uses gentle Bali sea salts, kiwi extract, and Thai coconut cream to create a remarkably feel-good experience.
RESULTS: A total of 150 cases were included in the study; 75 cases were in the dry scrub category and 75 in the wet scrub category.
Scrub typhus is a mite-borne infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi.
As it's a more sensitive area than your body, choose a scrub with rounded beads to avoid scratching your skin.
Granite Gold Scrub Sponge is available for immediate shipping.
Scrub typhus is an important tropical rickettsial infection.
The panels also labelled three underlying elements for each of the three skill categories and provided examples of good and poor behaviours which would assist users of the SPLINTS system to make judgements on a scrub practitioner's performance (see Box 1).
RADOX MEN DEEP CLEAN SHOWER SCRUB WITH LIME AND GINGER (250ml, pounds 1.
She first invented the Pony scrub hat to wear herself as an alternative to unappealing bouffant style.
BASED HENKEL CONSUMER GOODS has launched Soft Scrub TOTAL Bath & Bowl and Soft Scrub TOTAL Kitchen, products designed to simplify consumers' cleaning routines.
The principle tests for resistance to washing and cleaning are BS EN ISO 11998, Paints and varnishes--Determination of wet-scrub resistance and cleanability of coating and ASTM D 2486, Standard test method for Scrub Resistance of Wall Paints.