Lexicon

Welcome to AHRMM's health care supply chain Lexicon. This database contains terms used throughout the health care supply chain field. Simply click on the link to access the entire definition.

AHRMM thanks Kate Vitasek and Supply Chain Visions for their contribution of certain terms to the Lexicon. Terms supplied by Supply Chain Visions are used with permission. Supply Chain Vision’s Glossary of Supply Chain Management Terms appears on the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals website. AHRMM also acknowledges Michael B. Neely with Perimeter Solutions Group for his role in developing health care-specific terms.

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  • Zwitterions

    In chemistry, a zwitterion is a neutral molecule with a positive and a negative electrical charge. In medical treatments they are being attached to porous dressing film to prevent bacteria stickiness. The resulting material is slick to cells and bacteria, and it keeps a moist environment, allowing wounds to breathe and encourage healing