Sterilization and disinfection
Best method of sterilization by steam under pressure (AIIMS Nov 2011)
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a. Sterilization by steam under pressure is also referred to as autoclave.
b. Time, temperature and pressure combination used in an autoclave is 15 minutes, 121°C, 15 psi pressure.
c. The biological control of an autoclave is spores of Bacillus stearothermophilus.
d. The chemical control of an autoclave is Bowie Dick tapes and Browne’s tube No.1.