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sterilant

(stĕr′ə-lənt)
n.
A sterilizing agent.

sterilant

(stĕr′ĭ-lănt) [L. sterilis, barren]
Any agent used to render objects free of living or potentially infectious organisms.

sterilant

a sterilizing agent, i.e. an agent that destroys microorganisms.

Patient discussion about sterilant

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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This compound withstands liquid sterilants, gamma radiation and EtO very well.
This increase means that there is more availability of the Steri-Trac system to hospitals that recognize the potential dangers of sterilant gas exposure to their employees.
Bonds are resistant to water, oil, and many organic solvents, as well as to cold sterilants, ETO, and gamma radiation.
Understanding the recommendations to reduce variability in the appropriate use of disinfectants and sterilants thus reducing the potential for transmitting infectious agents in dentistry.
The bonds created are resistant to water, oil, and many organic solvents, as well as cold sterilants, ETO, and gamma radiation.
It can be used in hard surface cleaners, general disinfectants and sterilants, where preformed peracetic acid is difficult to use.
The market includes baby food and drink products, toiletries, nappies, healthcare, accessories and other products such as sterilants and nursing pads,
One plan often mentioned involves the addition of temporary sterilants to water supplies or staple food.
In some cases, alternative sterilants that are less toxic, such as hydrogen peroxide or plain old steam, have proven effective.
In "Cross Purposes" (July/August 1997), we investigated whether faulty sterilants were linked to hospital-borne infections, reporting that Safetec, a sterilant manufacturer, was marketing three cleaning products to hospitals as disinfectants even though the products were not registered for that purpose with the EPA as required by law.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun testing antimicrobial products registered for use as sterilants and sporicides to determine their effectiveness.
Dow has also just completed what Near says is the first comprehensive study of the effects on 13 plastics of chemical sterilants and disinfectants, which are seeing greater use to counteract hepatitis and AIDS viruses.