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Medical Waste Disposal

"Medical Waste Disposal" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Management, removal, and elimination of biologic, infectious, pathologic, and dental waste. The concept includes blood, mucus, tissue removed at surgery or autopsy, soiled surgical dressings, and other materials requiring special control and handling. Disposal may take place where the waste is generated or elsewhere.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Medical Waste Disposal" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Medical Waste Disposal" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 8 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1998 and 2003 and 2005 and 2009 and 2015 and 2016 and 2018 and 2020
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