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Introduction: Handwashing

Description of Handwashing

Handwashing: The act of cleansing the hands with water or other liquid, with or without the inclusion of soap or other detergent, for the purpose of removing soil or microorganisms.
Source: MeSH 2007

Handwashing: Treatments

Handwashing (treatment): See Hand washing (treatment information).

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Terms associated with Handwashing:

Terms Similar to Handwashing:

  • Disinfection, Hand
  • Surgical Scrub

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Handwashing

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Handwashing

The following list attempts to classify Handwashing into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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