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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.]
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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]
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sep•sis

(ˈsɛp sɪs)

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

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

septic adjective
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sepsis

blood poisoning caused by absorption into the blood of pathogenic microorganisms. — septic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
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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
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Translations

sepsis

[ˈsepsɪs] Nsepsis f
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sepsis

nVereiterung f, → Sepsis f (spec)
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sep·sis

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

n sepsis f
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The outbred rabbits are known to be relatively resistant to intravenous and aerosol infection with M.
Three to six hours before aerosol infection, groups of five mice were administered with 250 [micro]L of human serum via the intraperitoneal route.