Surgery - Key Definitions

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Transfusion
The process of giving blood from a donor to a patient.
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Ligature
A thread tied around a blood vessel to stop bleeding.
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Cautery
The use of heat to seal blood vessels and stop bleeding.
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Antiseptic
Something that fights against sepsis and the microbes that create infection.
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Sepsis
A condition in which harmful bacteria affect the flesh, normally leading to infection and decaying flesh.
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Aseptic
Sterile; free from the microbes which cause infection
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A thread tied around a blood vessel to stop bleeding.

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Ligature

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The use of heat to seal blood vessels and stop bleeding.

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Something that fights against sepsis and the microbes that create infection.

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A condition in which harmful bacteria affect the flesh, normally leading to infection and decaying flesh.

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