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py·ro·gen

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

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

(ˈpaɪ rə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
a substance, as a bacterial toxin, that produces a rise in body temperature.
[1855–60]
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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"
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py·ro·gen

n. pirógeno, sustancia que produce fiebre.
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The endogenous pyrogen activity of purified LPSs was evaluated using rabbit pyrogen test.
(1986), Dehydration enhances endotoxin fever by increased production of endogenous pyrogen. American Journal of Physiology, 25, R41-R47.
Our white blood cells produce and release a small protein called EP-- endogenous pyrogen (literally, "inside-the-body fire maker').