Definition of antisepsis in English:



mass noun
  • The practice of using antiseptics to eliminate the microorganisms that cause disease.

    Compare with asepsis
    • ‘Surgical hand antisepsis / hand rub with an FDA-compliant, alcohol-based surgical hand rub product should follow a standardized application according to the manufacturer's written directions for use.’
    • ‘The term surgical hand antisepsis refers to the antiseptic surgical scrub or antiseptic hand rub performed before donning sterile attire preoperatively.’
    • ‘Candidate antisepsis therapies have included agents that target host cell activation, mediators of the inflammatory response, agents that boost the immune response, and prostaglandin inhibitors.’
    • ‘Surgical hand antisepsis with an antimicrobial soap or an alcohol-based hand rub with persistent activity is recommended before donning sterile gloves.’
    • ‘The overwhelming message was the need to teach and practice familiar prevention strategies, including asepsis, antisepsis, adjunctive measures, and appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis.’
    • ‘Policies for general hand hygiene and surgical hand antisepsis should be established in conjunction with infection control practitioners and meet the particular needs of the practice setting.’
    • ‘Although this study found an increase in hand antisepsis initially, it is unknown if compliance with hand antisepsis will continue.’
    • ‘Traditional surgical hand antisepsis has involved using a brush, water, and antimicrobial soap.’
    • ‘In addition to assessing participants' tolerance of the two protocols and compliance with hand antisepsis, surgical site infection rates were calculated 30 days after the procedures.’
    • ‘The Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee provides an in-depth review and guideline for hand antisepsis in healthcare settings.’
    • ‘These agents were suggested and used by health care workers in areas where soap and water were not readily available and patient contact was frequent, necessitating hand antisepsis between patients.’
    • ‘Semmelweis, for instance, is associated with 1847, the year when he introduced antisepsis by chlorine washings to prevent puerperal fever.’
    • ‘The Viennese have contributed medical innovations such as antisepsis and new therapies such as psychoanalysis to the world.’
    • ‘If an alcohol-based, hand rub product is chosen for surgical hand antisepsis, the hands and arms should be prewashed and dried before application of the hand rub product because alcohol-based hand rub products do not remove soil.’
    • ‘Persistent antimicrobial activity, measured in hours, helps decrease rebound microbial growth after surgical hand antisepsis.’
    • ‘Use of antimicrobial soaps and lengthy scrubs required by presurgical hand antisepsis protocols may put perioperative nurses at high risk of developing hand irritation.’
    • ‘Levels of cleaning can be divided into the following categories: sterilization, disinfection, cleaning and antisepsis.’
    • ‘Wooden operating theaters were created to accommodate hordes of students who learned by watching professors perform surgery, and Joseph Lister's ideas about antisepsis added to the importance of these arenas.’
    • ‘The most important progress in the surgical management of patients during the past 100 years has resulted from non-operative components of surgical care: anaesthesia, antisepsis, and asepsis.’
    • ‘In the field of medicine, physicians were familiar with Louis Pasteur's germ theory and knew of Joseph Lister's discoveries in the fields of bacteriology and antisepsis.’