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pu·ru·lence

 (pyo͝or′ə-ləns, pyo͝or′yə-)
n.
1. The condition of containing or discharging pus.
2. Pus.

pu•ru•lence

(ˈpyʊər ə ləns, ˈpyʊər yə-)

also pu′ru•len•cy,



n.
1. the condition of containing or forming pus.
2. pus.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin pūrulentia. See purulent, -ence]

purulence, purulency

1. the state or condition of containing or secreting pus.
2. the production or generation of pus or similar matter. — purulent, adj.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purulence - symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus)
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
abscess - symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
2.purulence - a fluid product of inflammation
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
gleet - a thin morbid discharge as from a wound or especially chronic gonorrhea
Translations

purulence

[ˈpjʊərʊləns] Npurulencia f

purulence

, purulency
nEitern nt; (= pus)Eiter m

pu·ru·lence

, purulency
n. purulencia, pus.
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An exacerbation is defined as the increase in three or more key symptoms: cough, sputum volume and/or consistency, sputum purulence, breathlessness and/or exercise intolerance, fatigue, and coughing up blood for at least 48 hours.
increased sputum volume, purulence and dyspnoea, or two of these features, where one is increased sputum purulence, should receive an antibiotic.
To diagnose the patients and grade the severity of acute exacerbation of COPD, clinical guidelines have included the, Winnipeg criteria [8] based on increased breathlessness, sputum volume and purulence.
Purulence was noted within the medullary space, and marked osteolysis of the right condyle, ramus and coronoid process (Figure 2 A-B).
Local features include purulence, erythema, induration, tenderness, or calor it may be accompanied by systemic indicators of infection such as fever or hypothermia, tachycardia, or tachypnea.
[1] COPD exacerbation was defined as the presence of at least two of the following criteria: the presence of dyspnea increased sputum production and increased sputum purulence. Demographic data, complete blood count and biochemistry results, arterial blood gas measurements, radiological findings of the patients and patients who died in ICU were collected from the hospital's electronic record system and patient medical charts.
Repeat MRI performed prior to hospital discharge indicated near resolution of purulence. A hearing screen was passed prior to discharge.
Purulent pericarditis is a rare subset of bacterial pericarditis that is characterized by gross or microscopic purulence in the pericardium and most commonly develops from direct contiguous spread of an intrathoracic infection (such as pneumonia or mediastinitis) or intracardiac source and less commonly via hematogenous spread.
An exploratory laparotomy was performed revealing diffuse retroperitoneal purulence, as well as an abscess rupture of the right kidney and a perforation of the colon at the base of the caecum.
There was no intraoperative evidence of necrotizing fasciitis, purulence, or foul odour.
The patient developed purulence at his incision site one month postoperatively requiring intra-washout with neurosurgery.