Asepsis - Definition

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Asepsis is the act of preventing infectious diseases by inhibiting contamination by bacteria, microbes, parasites, or other germs in a certain area. Its goal is to reduce the spread of pathogens and the transmission of viruses. Asepsis consists of decontaminating the area, including the air, the material, and the surface of the body through the utilization of antiseptics. Asepsis is complete in surgery or in sterile chambers. The drawback of asepsis is that it can provoke the penetration of micro-organisms into the body notably during surgical operations and cause serious infections.