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sterilize

 [ster´ĭ-līz]
to subject to sterilization.

ster·il·ize

(ster'ĭl-īz),
To produce sterility.

sterilize

/ster·i·lize/ (ster´ĭ-līz)
1. to render sterile; to free from microorganisms.
2. to render incapable of reproduction.

sterilize

(stĕr′ə-līz′)
tr.v. steril·ized, steril·izing, steril·izes
1. To make free from live bacteria or other microorganisms.
2. To eliminate the ability of a person or animal to produce offspring, as by altering or removing the reproductive organs.
3.
a. To make incapable of bearing fruit or germinating.
b. To render (land) unfruitful.

ster′i·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ster′il·iz′er n.

sterilize

[ster′ilīz]
Etymology: L, sterilis, barren
1 to make powerless to reproduce (infertile), such as by surgery.
2 to destroy all living organisms and viruses in a material.

ster·il·ize

(ster'i-līz)
To produce sterility or asepsis.

sterilize

to subject to sterilization.

Patient discussion about sterilize

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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The bulk of the ATS business involves testing of small table-top sterilisers in the US dental industry under CDC and State guidelines, which generally require that each sterilizer is tested weekly using biological indicators.
In addition to the testing business, ATS distributes self-contained biological indicators to the dental market in Canada in those provinces that have implemented mandatory daily testing of sterilisers.
Dr Bustamante Munguira said: Our research shows that the ultraviolet air steriliser was independently associated with lower 30 day in-hospital mortality.
NBBS has created a service unique in the steriliser testing business which tracks the performance of each steriliser and allows the dental practice to monitor this data on-line.
Target: North Bay Bioscience/dental steriliser testing business
Contract awarded for The WA Country Health Service Goldfields is seeking suitably qualified contractor/s to provide preventative maintenance on all sterilisers including WorkSafe inspections, calibrations and validations within the Goldfields-Esperance Health region.
A new patented energy recovery concept for hot water shower sterilisers is introduced by Process and packaging technology provider Bosch Packaging Technology.
South Korea says 530 people had registered claims since 2011 of lung ailments from using humidifier sterilisers marketed by Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, and similar products marketed by other firms.
The post Reckitt Benckiser exec slapped in South Korea while apologising for deadly sterilisers appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
The new sterilisers are available in single and double door pass through configurations among four cabinet sizes ranging from 4.