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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: b-ī′ō-saf′tē

Definition: Safety measures applied to the handling of biologic materials or organisms with a known potential to cause disease in humans. Current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are to follow universal precautions, that is, to treat all human samples of blood and body fluid as infectious.

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