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n. pl. me·tas·ta·ses (-sēz′) Medicine
1. Transmission of pathogenic microorganisms or cancerous cells from an original site to one or more sites elsewhere in the body, usually by way of the blood vessels or lymphatics.
2. A secondary cancerous growth formed by transmission of cancerous cells from a primary growth located elsewhere in the body.

[Greek, from methistanai, to change : meta-, meta- + histanai, to cause to stand, place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

met′a·stat′ic (mĕt′ə-stăt′ĭk) adj.
met′a·stat′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.metastatic - relating to or affected by metastasis; "metastatic growth"


adj metastásico
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Toxicity and bacteriemia are found in this last stage along with the formation of metastatic abscesses, and abscess complications such as septic shock, endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis, pneumonia, lung and brain abscess, renal failure, rhabdomyolysis, and compartment syndrome may develop.
If not treated properly this will proceed into stage III, with serious illness, metastatic abscesses, sepsis, necrosis of the muscles, multiorgan failure and higher mortality.
Thus, when septic shock and MOD S occurs in conjunction with multiple metastatic abscesses, F.