rod shaped bacteria
largest of one-celled microorganism
1. surgical technique which involves introducing high frequency current to a specific area of the body in order to remove unwanted tissue, seal off blood vessels, or to create a surgical incision
1. time elapsed between exposure to a pathogenic organism, a chemical or radiation, and when symptoms and signs are first apparent.
1. person that cannot fight off the pathogen
1. microorganism not requiring oxygen to live
1. Microorganism requiring oxygen to live
1. cleans items, but microorganisms and bacteria are not destroyed
1. a local response to cellular injury that is marked by, redness, heat, pain, swelling, and often loss of function and that serves as a mechanism initiating the elimination of noxious agents and of damaged tissue
1. preventing or arresting the growth of microorganisms (as on living tissue) b : acting or protecting like an antiseptic
1. [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.
1. kills all microorganisms both pathogenic and nonpathogenic
1. Resistance to disease
1. ability to destroy disease-causing bacteria
1. - subjective evidence of disease or physical disturbance observed by the patient <headache is a symptom of many diseases
1. - red blood cells
1. a granulocyte that is the chief phagocytic white blood cell
1. the rubbing or scraping of the surface layer of cells or tissue from an area of the skin or mucous membrane
1. a surgical instrument that consists typically of a light slender fairly flexible pointed metal instrument like a small rod that is used typically for locating a foreign body
1. a sterile assistant who passes instruments, swabs (sponges) bodily fluids from the operative site, retracts incisions, and cuts sutures.
1. will apply sterile gloves and hand instruments to the surgeon
1. Infection that is acquired after a person has entered the hospital. It is caused by the spread of an infection from one person to another.
1. irregularly-shaped, colorless bodies that are present in blood
1. a stitch made with a suture b : a strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body c : the act or process of sewing with sutures