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Descriptor English: Sterilization
Descriptor Spanish: Esterilización
Descriptor Portuguese: Esterilização
Descriptor French: Stérilisation
Entry term(s): Central Sterile Supplies Department
Tree number(s): N06.850.780.200.450.850
SP4.097.066
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013242
Scope note: The destroying of all forms of life, especially microorganisms, by heat, chemical, or other means.
Annotation: of the environment, not sexual; differentiate from DISINFECTION: DISINFECTION renders matter free of pathogens, STERILIZATION destroys all microbes; if in doubt, use the word of the text
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Related: Pasteurization MeSH
DeCS ID: 27840
Unique ID: D013242
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Sterilization - Preferred
Concept UI M0020482
Scope note The destroying of all forms of life, especially microorganisms, by heat, chemical, or other means.
Preferred term Sterilization
Entry term(s) Central Sterile Supplies Department



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