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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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However, the included criteria of sputum specimen for microscopic examination were not described in this study.
A sputum specimen was prepared for direct microscopic examination for fungal elements by staining with Calcofluor White (Sigma-Aldrich, St.
Upon receipt of the second sputum specimen, both spot and early morning sputum samples were stained using ZN staining technique and reports were issued to the patients [as all the sputum samples were collected for routine direct Acid fast bacilli (AFB) smear examination].
Sputum specimen volumes received from children for Xpert testing are shown in Table 1.
One spot sputum specimen (about 5 ml) and another first morning specimen were collected as per WHO guidelines.
Processing of sputum specimen followed by culture and drug susceptibility testing (DST) is essential to diagnose drug resistance [9].
In this study, which used microbiological cultures as the gold standard, the sensitivity and specificity of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay on a single induced sputum specimen were 58.
The sputum samples were collected as early morning sputum specimen after deep cough, one at the premises of the hospital and the other on the next early morning.
An early morning sputum specimen was sent for TB assessment and all samples were negative for acid-fast bacilli.
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