Descriptor English: Disinfection
Descriptor Spanish: Desinfección
Descriptor Portuguese: Desinfecção
Descriptor French: Désinfection
Tree number(s): N06.850.780.200.450.850.375
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Rendering pathogens harmless through the use of heat, antiseptics, antibacterial agents, etc.
Annotation: 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
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC économie
ES éthique
HI histoire
IS instrumentation
LJ législation et jurisprudence
MT méthodes
OG organisation et administration
SN statistiques et données numériques
ST normes
TD tendances
DeCS ID: 27987
Unique ID: D004203
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Désinfection - Preferred
Concept UI M0006573
Preferred term Désinfection

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