Asepsis



absence of the microorganisms that produce or septic disease.
Medicine/Medical. methods, as sterile surgical techniques, used to assure asepsis.
Historical Examples

Thus the older men, who had been trained before the day of asepsis and modern methods, were revered but carefully watched.
Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart

It is without doubt an ideal food for any climate where concentration is desirable and asepsis cannot be neglected.
The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson

Infection would depend most probably upon the asepsis of the first dressing.
Gunshot Roentgenograms Clyde S. Ford

Much stress has been laid upon the subject of asepsis and antisepsis.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

Surgical safety, however, can be secured by the employment of a perfect technic for asepsis.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

asepsis, it is true, has reduced the average residence in hospital from about 35 to less than 20 days.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7 Various

From that he branched into antisepsis as opposed to asepsis as a practical method in the field.
The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White

And why are we so concerned today about asepsis, sterilization, etc., when a generation ago they were not?
The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler

The head cases on the other hand bore movement fairly well, provided only that asepsis was ensured.
Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins

As it begins from pus bacteria, it is not seen so frequently now as formerly, owing to greater attention to asepsis.
The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation Austin O’Malley

noun
the state of being free from living pathogenic organisms
the methods of achieving a germ-free condition
n.

1892, from a- (2) “not” + sepsis.

asepsis a·sep·sis (ə-sěp’sĭs, ā-)
n.

The state of being free of living pathogenic microorganisms.

The process of removing pathogenic microorganisms or protecting against infection by such organisms.

asepsis
(ə-sěp’sĭs, ā-sěp’sĭs)

The state of being free of pathogenic microorganisms.

The process of removing microorganisms that cause infection.

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