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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
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Noun1.purulency - 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
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, purulency
n. purulencia, pus.
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The patient showed significant improvement both clinically and radiologically, and symptoms of disease at the time of onset started resolving with substantial decrease in amount and purulency of sputum, and the patient became afebrile within 3 days of treatment with combination parenteral antibiotic therapy.
46 patients with complicated echinococcosis of the lungs were kept under our observation: of them 12 (26.09%) with purulency, 28(60.87%) with rupture into the bronchus, 6 (13.04%) with rupture into the pleural cavity.