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Disinfection MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Tree Number(s)
N06.850.780.200.450.850.375
Unique ID
D004203
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004203
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
Scope Note
Rendering pathogens harmless through the use of heat, antiseptics, antibacterial agents, etc.
Entry Version
DISINFECT
Public MeSH Note
91,63-66; was see under STERILIZATION 1967-90; was heading 1963-66
Online Note
use STERILIZATION to search DISINFECTION 1966-74
History Note
91(75)63-66; was see under STERILIZATION 1967-90; was heading 1963-66
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Disinfection Preferred
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