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Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

The process by which all types of micro-organisms are destroyed. Autoclave sterilization, utilizing both steam and pressure, is the most effective method for routine clinical dental...

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sterilization

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett.

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 1458 words.

Voluntary sterilization: the clinical possibilities

Sterilization refers to the procedure performed to stop fertility permanently, in either the male or

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sterilization

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 79 words.

1 The process of destroying microorganisms that contaminate food, wounds, surgical instruments, etc. Common methods of sterilization include heat treatment

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sterilization

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 79 words.

1. The process of destroying microorganisms that contaminate food, wounds, surgical instruments, etc. Common methods of sterilization include heat treatment

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sterilization

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

The process by which all types of micro-organisms are destroyed. Autoclave sterilization, utilizing both steam and pressure, is the most effective method for routine clinical dental...

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Sterilization

Jennifer M. Denbow.

in Governed through Choice

August 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 16424 words.

Chapter 4 examines sterilization and the relationship among legal regulation, technology, and medical expertise. It begins with an exploration of the history and contemporary context of...

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in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 649 words.

In the United States in the mid-nineteenth century, some physicians began calling for the sterilization of certain problematic individuals, primarily

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sterilize

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 51 words.

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1 in naval mine warfare, permanently render a mine incapable of firing by means of a device (e.g., sterilizer)

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sterilize

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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1 in naval mine warfare, permanently render a mine incapable of firing by means of a device (e.g., sterilizer) within the mine.

2 remove, from...

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sterilize

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

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1 to treat in such a way as to kill undesired microorganisms without damaging the material under treatment. Compare disinfection.

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sterilization

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. 1. a surgical operation or any other process that induces sterility in men or women. In women, hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy (surgical removal of both...

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