Mar 17 2011

What is an autoclave?

Category: Medical Supplies

Answer:

Autoclave - Medical SupplyAn autoclave is a piece of equipment that is typically used to disinfect and sterilize different types of supplies and equipment that are used in medicine, biology, dentistry, and a number of other related fields. The autoclave uses high pressure, temperature (usually over 250 °F), and steam to sterilize its contents. They will often vary in size in relation to the type of equipment they are sterilizing. Many times they are used to sterilize smaller, hand held supplies that are used by dentists and doctors.


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