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py·ro·gen

 (pī′rə-jən)
n.
A substance that produces fever.

pyrogen

(ˈpaɪrəʊˌdʒɛn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of substances that cause a rise in temperature in an animal body

py•ro•gen

(ˈpaɪ rə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
a substance, as a bacterial toxin, that produces a rise in body temperature.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyrogen - any substance characterized by its great flammability
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
2.pyrogen - any substance that can cause a rise in body temperature
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
Translations

py·ro·gen

n. pirógeno, sustancia que produce fiebre.
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Fevers are caused by chemicals called pyrogens flowing in the bloodstream.
The Pyrogen Test was designed to determine the presence of chemical pyrogens in extracts of solid materials in order to limit risks of febrile reaction in a patient.
Pyrogens inhibit heat-sensing neurons and excite cold-sensing ones, thereby altering the temperature sensors and deceiving the hypothalamus into thinking the body is cooler than it actually is.
Pyrogens are lipopolysaccharides found in the outer cell walls of certain bacteria.
POD dispensers can be adapted with contaminant-specific final polishers to remove pyrogens, nucleases, bacteria, particulates and organics.