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Asepsis

being free of pathological organisms and the process of destroying or removing organisms to prevent transmission of infection

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Antisepsis

the prevention of sepsis by preventing or inhibiting growth of causative microorganisms

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Sterile

free from living microorganisms; sterile solutions because bacteria, fungi & spores have been removed

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Amniocentesis

trans-abdominal puncture of the amniotic sac under ultrasound guidance using a needle and syringe in order to remove amniotic fluid

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AFP/MSAFP

Alpha Fetoprotein Test or Maternal Serum Alpha Protein Test

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Risk Factor

concern about pregnancy; environmental, chemical, psychological or genetic element that predispose disease

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Sequealae

condition following result of a disease

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complication

added difficulty; something not related to yet affecting problem

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Iatrogenic Complication

any adverse mental or physical condition induced in a patient through treatment