A microscopic organism capable of producing diseases is commonly called a(n)
__________________________________ is a process whereby microorganisms
present on an object are reduced in number to a level considered safe for human
__________________________________ is the absence of microorganisms
that cause diseases.
The area of the operating room that immediately surrounds and is especially
prepared for the patient is __________________________________.
Invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and the reaction of tissue to
their presence is known as __________________________________.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. In exercises 18 through 22, match the following words with
the correct definition by writing the letter of the correct definition in the space by the
____ Suture (verb)
A sterile surgical dressing of
absorbent material for wiping or
absorbing blood or other fluids
during an operation.
Surgeon, scrub technician,
anesthetist, and circulating
____ Operating room team
Act of sewing by bringing tissues
together and holding them until
healing has occurred.
A sterilizing apparatus.
A particular way of doing
something; a set order
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