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(Pathology) a nontechnical term for septicaemia
invasion of the blood by toxic matter or microorganisms, characterized by chills, sweating, fever, and prostration; toxemia; septicemia; pyemia.
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|Noun||1.||blood poisoning - invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection|
sepsis - the presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues
childbed fever, puerperal fever - serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon
fowl cholera - an acute diarrheal disease (especially of chickens) caused by the microorganism that causes hemorrhagic septicemia
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