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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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There is no purulence, fluctuance, or weeping skin.
The diagnosis of FG was based on clinical examination, which showed skin necrosis and was confirmed under anaesthesia when the skin incision revealed the gray-black appearance of gangrenous tissue along with purulence.
Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis requiring antibiotics is only diagnosed if: Symptoms >10 days and <3 months Severe lasting purulence or fever Worsening of above symptoms ('second sickening') occurs in <10 days 3.
Intraoperatively, a friable white mass surrounded with purulence and granulation tissue was biopsied and returned as SCC.
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Intraoperatively, purulence was noted upon entering the hip joint.
The rivers and purulence and tumors of shame all meet up, forming a sea of humiliation, incapacity, disappointment and madness.
Upon physical examination, the patient exhibited multiple superficial ulcerations with purulence and crusting involving the scalp (Figure 1), nose, neck, upper back, bilateral upper extremities, and bilateral lower extremities.
The term "sequestrum" is applied to a segment of necrotic bone separated from the adjacent living bone by purulence and granulation tissue.
Sectioning reveals variably cystic and fibrous areas filled by clear viscous fluid, while necrosis, hemorrhage, and purulence are only expected in secondarily infected cysts.
Patients recorded peak flow readings, major symptoms (dyspnea, sputum purulence, and sputum volume), and minor symptoms (nasal discharge/congestion, wheeze, sore throat, and cough).