sepsis

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sep·sis

 (sĕp′sĭs)
n.
Systemic infection by pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria, that have invaded the bloodstream, usually from a local source. Sepsis is characterized by fever, increased number of white blood cells, increased heart rate, and other signs of widespread infection.

[Greek sēpsis, putrefaction, from sēpein, to make rotten.]

sepsis

(ˈsɛpsɪs)
n
(Pathology) the presence of pus-forming bacteria in the body
[C19: via New Latin from Greek sēpsis a rotting; related to Greek sēpein to cause to decay]

sep•sis

(ˈsɛp sɪs)

n.
local or generalized invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins.
[1855–60; < Greek sêpsis decay]

sep·sis

(sĕp′sĭs)
Infection of the blood by disease-causing microorganisms, especially bacteria.

septic adjective

sepsis

blood poisoning caused by absorption into the blood of pathogenic microorganisms. — septic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sepsis - the presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
blood poisoning, septicaemia, septicemia - invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
sapraemia, sapremia - blood poisoning caused by putrefactive bacteria; results from eating putrefied matter
Translations

sepsis

[ˈsepsɪs] Nsepsis f

sepsis

nVereiterung f, → Sepsis f (spec)

sep·sis

n. L. sepsis, condición tóxica producida por una contaminación bacteriana.

sepsis

n sepsis f
References in periodicals archive ?
At an inquest into her death, a coroner ruled Halle died from Group A streptococcal septicaemia, which caused her to contract meningitis.
But a postmortem found the lad had contracted deadly blood poisoning Group A streptococcal septicaemia, causing sepsis, and his family believe his blood should have been tested.
A post-mortem found he contracted streptococcal septicaemia which caused sepsis.

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