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Of or pertaining to the prevention and treatment of illness, and the preservation of physical and mental well-being, through the services provided by medical professionals.

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tubercle bacilli

Health care; Tuberculosis

M. tuberculosis organisms.

tuberculin skin test

Health care; Tuberculosis

A method used to evaluate the likelihood that a person is infected with M. tuberculosis. A small dose of PPD-tuberculin is injected just beneath the surface of the skin, and the ...

tuberculosis (TB)

Health care; Tuberculosis

A clinically active, symptomatic disease caused by an organism in the M. tuberculosis complex (usually M. tuberculosis or, rarely, M. bovis or M. africanum).

two-step testing

Health care; Tuberculosis

A procedure used for the baseline testing of persons who will periodically receive tuberculin skin tests (e.g., HCWs) to reduce the likelihood of mistaking a boosted reaction for ...

ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI)

Health care; Tuberculosis

The use of ultraviolet radiation to kill or inactivate microorganisms.

ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (uvgi) lamps

Health care; Tuberculosis

Lamps that kill or inactivate microorganisms by emitting ultraviolet germicidal radiation, predominantly at a wavelength of 254 nm (intermediate light waves between visible light ...

ventilation, dilution

Health care; Tuberculosis

An engineering control technique to dilute and remove airborne contaminants by the flow of air into and out of an area. Air that contains droplet nuclei is removed and replaced by ...