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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
plwocina

sputum

[ˈspjuːtəm] N (sputa (pl)) → esputo m
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sputum

n (Med) → Auswurf m, → Sputum nt (spec)
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spu·tum

n. esputo, flema;
bloody ______ sanguinolento.
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sputum

n esputo, flema
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References in periodicals archive ?
jirovecii-PCR test collected from induced sputum or tracheal secretions and negative P.
In summary, our data provide direct evidence to evaluate sampling methods for investigating bacterial microbiome in airways, while induced sputum samples represent those in the lower airway in a great extent.
analyzed the composition of airway microorganisms in patients with severe asthma at its stable stage, using induced sputum samples, confirming that Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Moraxella catarrhalis were positively related to sputum neutrophil levels and decreased FEV1.
Test name Hospital day Result collected Blood culture x2 0 Negative Nasopharynx influenza 0 Negative RNA Blood for acid-fast 1 Negative at 42 days bacilli Induced sputum for 2 Negative at 56 days acid-fast bacilli Induced sputum for 3 Negative at 56 days acid-fast bacilli Induced sputum for MTb 3 Negative PCR Induced sputum for 2 Few oronasal flora bacterial culture Induced sputum for 2 Candida albicans ** fungal culture BAL fluid for PCP 4 Many clumps of examination trophozoites and cysts.
During June 2012-September 2014, a total of 4,525 SRI patients were enrolled; induced sputum specimens, the recommended specimen type for Legionella spp.
Muz, "Glutathione and nitrite in induced sputum from patients with stable and acute asthma compared with controls," Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, vol.
A 5-minute SICT with a 0.01% solution of papain induced an isolated early asthmatic reaction with a 30.4% decline in FEV1 and a significant increase in the number of eosinophils in the induced sputum.
Cellular profiles of induced sputum (ISP) were analyzed in 18 workers.
Induced sputum was analyzed immediately and the cell counting of eosinophil was performed.(5) Content of IgE in serum was measured using the ImmunoCAP system.15
"In a study published in The Lancet, Gene Xpert shows good sensitivity of 62% and specificity of 98% in samples of paediatric induced sputum or expectorate.
The prospective study obtained repeat induced sputum and nasopharyngeal aspirate specimens from children aged <15 years with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) at a clinic in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.