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germicide

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A germ-killing agent.

Keywords: disinfection  

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A federal organization responsible for regulating disinfectants and other chemical substances.

Keywords: chemicals   disinfection  

disinfection

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The second (or middle) level of decontamination; destroys microorganisms on non-living surfaces (the other methods being sanitation at the lowest and sterilization at the highest).

Keywords: disinfection   implements  

disinfectant

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to destroy microorganisms on non-living surfaces, such as implements and surfaces; all disinfectants must be approved by and registered with the federal EPA and in each individual state; disinfectants are not for use on human skin or nails.

Keywords: disinfection   implements  

disinfectable

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The ability of a non-living surface (such as an implement) to be disinfected, or cleaned of microorganisms.

Keywords: disinfection   implements  

decontamination

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The elimination of pathogens or other substances from a spoiled implement or surface; there are at least three levels of decontamination, the most effective being sterilization, then disinfection, and the lowest level, sanitization.

Keywords: disinfection  

chelating surfactant

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A cleaner that works in hard water; when used properly, chelating surfactants act like “microscopic scrub brushes” and remove biofilm (a thin layer of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that coat surfaces) from the inside of the tubing in pedi spas.

Keywords: chemicals   disinfection  

bactericidal

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Demonstrating the ability to kill bacteria.

Keywords: disinfection  

bacteria

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Single-cell, vegetable-like organisms; some bacteria are capable of causing disease.

Keywords: bacteria   disinfection   nail diseases  

autoclave

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An autoclave is a machine that uses steam pressure to sterilize metal implements.

Keywords: autoclaves   disinfection   legislation  

antiseptic

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to destroy bacteria, fungi, and viruses on human skin; antiseptics will not disinfect or sterilize metal nail care instruments.

Keywords: disinfection  

antimicrobial

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Antimicrobial refers to a substance that controls the growth or spread of microorganisms.

Keywords: disinfection   salon sanitation  

antifungal

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Of or relating to a substance that inhibits the growth of fungi.

Keywords: disinfection  

antibacterial

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Of or relating to a substance that counteracts or kills bacteria.

Keywords: disinfection  

fungicide

September 30, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An agent capable of destroying fungus.

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Leukonychia is the complete or partial whitening (spots) of the natural nail plate; usually caused by external physical damage, but other medical cond...
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