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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 company said the STERIZONE VP4 Sterilizer is the only terminal sterilisation method that is US FDA cleared to sterilize multi-channeled flexible endoscopes of up to 3.
Issues When Purchasing Lab Washer/Dryer or Sterilizer Purchase cost 88% Reliability 56% Ease-of-use 55% Maintenance 45% Durability 44% Capacity 43% Operating cost 40% Safety 35% Footprint 27% Uniform cleaning 25% Adjustable racks 22% Corrosion resistance 22% Sound/noise/vibration 20% Combined washer/dryer 18% Loading system 18% Accuracy 17% Cross-contamination 17% Cycle time 17% Energy requirements 16% Venting/drain 15% Programmable 14% Electronic control 9% Lab humidity control 7% Note: Table made from bar graph.
These sterilizers commonly have 20-cm or 25-cm chambers.
Consolidated Sterilizer Systems is an industry leader in development and manufacturing of gravity and pre-vacuum steam sterilizers with advanced programmable logic controllers configured for clinical, academic, life science, pharmaceutical and industrial applications.
According to the company, the expanded claims sought for the Sterizone VP4 Sterilizer correspond to increasing scrutiny by regulatory authorities over medical device reprocessing, particularly for colonoscopes and other complex medical devices used during minimally invasive surgical procedures.
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Thermal printers, data ports and NetCOM communications permit hard copy and electronic recordkeeping at the sterilizer or via a remote monitoring system.
STERIS's Amsco[R] line of sterilizers offers a broad range of configurations that can fit virtually any facility's needs.
Along with the Industry standard High Vacuum Steam Sterilizer, a line of Steam/Air Mixture Sterilizers and Water Shower Process Sterilizers are also available for terminal sterilization.
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