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Sepsis   /sˈɛpsɪs/   Listen
Sepsis

noun
1.
The presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues.






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"Sepsis" Quotes from Famous Books



... severity being inversely to the age of the child. Bones, animal shells and inorganic bodies after months or years produce changes which cause chills, fever, sweats, emaciation, clubbed fingers, incurved nails, cough, foul expectoration, hemoptysis, in fact, all the symptoms of chronic pulmonary sepsis, abscess, and bronchiectasis. These symptoms and some of the physical signs may suggest pulmonary tuberculosis, but the apices are normal and bacilli are absent from the sputum. Every acute or chronic chest case calls for the exclusion of ...
— Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy - A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery • Chevalier Jackson

... hydrophobia is from 30 to 80 per cent, influenced by efficient and early cauterization and scientific treatment. There is little doubt that many of the cases reported as hydrophobia are merely examples of general systemic infection from a local focus of sepsis, made possible by some primitive and uncleanly treatment of the original wound. There is much superstition relative to hydrophobia; the majority of wounds seen are filled with the hair of the dog, soot, ham-fat, ...
— Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine • George M. Gould



Words linked to "Sepsis" :   infection, septicaemia, sapraemia, blood poisoning, septicemia, sapremia, septic



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