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A condition in which the blood contains toxins produced by body cells at a local source of infection or derived from the growth of microorganisms. Also called blood poisoning.

tox·e′mic adj.


adj toxémico
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By 1963, I had done another study where I gave intravenous human albumin to a few toxemic women with massive edema.
In contrast, all placebo-treated animals remained bacteremic or toxemic and died.
Staphylococcus aureus is a versatile pathogen causing a wide variety of infections ranging from superficial infections (skin abscess, wound infections), to toxemic syndromes (food poisoning) to life threatening conditions (osteomyelitis, endocarditis).