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spu·tum

 (spyo͞o′təm)
n. pl. spu·ta (-tə)
Matter coughed up and usually ejected from the mouth, including saliva, foreign material, and substances such as mucus or phlegm, from the respiratory tract.

[Latin spūtum, from neuter past participle of spuere, to spit.]

sputum

(ˈspjuːtəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə)
1. (Physiology) a mass of salivary matter ejected from the mouth
2. (Physiology) saliva ejected from the mouth mixed with mucus or pus exuded from the respiratory passages, as in bronchitis or bronchiectasis
[C17: from Latin: spittle, from spuere to spit out]

spu•tum

(ˈspyu təm)

n., pl. -ta (-tə).
matter, as saliva mixed with mucus or pus, expectorated from the lungs and respiratory passages.
[1685–95; < Latin spūtum, derivative of spūtus, past participle of spuere to spit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sputum - expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
mucous secretion, mucus - protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
Translations
plwocina

sputum

[ˈspjuːtəm] N (sputa (pl)) → esputo m

sputum

n (Med) → Auswurf m, → Sputum nt (spec)

spu·tum

n. esputo, flema;
bloody ______ sanguinolento.

sputum

n esputo, flema
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On a new slide, purulent part of the sputum was taken and a thin uniform smears were prepared using each sample, air dried, heat fixed for and stained by Ziehl Neelsen staining method.
Sputum, which is the most common specimen type for diagnosing TB, is very challenging to process, particularly for molecular testing methods.
The sample size included all consecutive sputum samples from routine presumptive TB cases that were received at the Department of Microbiology, BMHRC, Bhopal, for TB diagnosis and drug sensitivity testing from November 2013 to March 2015.
Objectives: To determine the factors affecting sputum smear conversion time in newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis patients.
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