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Sterilization MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Tree Number(s)
N06.850.780.200.450.850
Unique ID
D013242
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013242
Annotation
of the environment, not sexual; differentiate from DISINFECTION: DISINFECTION renders matter free of pathogens, STERILIZATION destroys all microbes; if in doubt, use the word of the text
Scope Note
The destroying of all forms of life, especially microorganisms, by heat, chemical, or other means.
See Also
Pasteurization
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Sterilization Preferred
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