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Descriptor English:   Disinfection 
Descriptor Spanish:   Desinfección 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Desinfecção 
Tree Number:   N06.850.780.200.450.850.375
SP8.946.819.820.789
Definition English:   Rendering pathogens harmless through the use of heat, antiseptics, antibacterial agents, etc. 
Indexing Annotation English:   differentiate from STERILIZATION: DISINFECTION renders matter free of pathogens, STERILIZATION destroys all microbes; if in doubt, use the word of the text; disinfection of needles using household bleach Clorox, as by intravenous drug users, is indexed under DISINFECTION + NEEDLES + SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE
History Note English:   91(75)63-66; was see under STERILIZATION 1967-90; was heading 1963-66 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification EC economics
ES ethics HI history
IS instrumentation LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods OG organization & administration
ST standards SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends  
Record Number:   27987 
Unique Identifier:   D004203 

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