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Medical Terminology 8/21/06


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Pertaining to or originating in the hospital, said of an infection not present or incubating prior to admittance to the hospital, but generally occurring 72 hours after admittance, the term is usually used to refer to patient disease, but hospital personnel may also acquire nosocomial infection
(of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms [syn: antisepsis, sterility, sterileness] 2: the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms [syn: antisepsis]
a substance (as hydrogen peroxide) that checks the growth or action of microorganisms especially in or on living tissue; also : GERMICIDE
standard precaution
all the steps that should be taken to prevent spread of infection from person to person when there is an anticipated contact with:Blood;Body fluids;Secretions, such as phlegm;Excretions, such as urine and feces (not including sweat) whether or not they contain visible blood;Nonintact skin, such as an open wound;Mucous membranes, such as the mouth cavity.
(page 1054)joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner. (page 1054)Fowler's position common Bed Positions
(page 307) the cause or causes of a disease or abnormal condition
(1234) is chronic pain in the absence of an identifiable physical or psychological cause or pain perceived as excessive for the extent of organic pathological condition.
(1457)1.Lying on the back or having the face upward. 2.Having the palm upward. Used of the hand.
(758) Movement decreasing angle between two adjoining bones; bending of limb. The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
(758) Movement increasing angle between two adjoining bones. The act of extending or the condition of being extended. The application of traction to a fractured or dislocated limb to restore the normal position
(758) Movement of body parts so that front or ventral surface faces down.
Movement of body part so that the front or ventral surface faces upward.
(758) Movement of extremity away from the midline of body.
(758) Movement of extremity towards the midline of body.
An increase in the severity of a disease or in any of its signs or symptoms

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