septicaemia


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Related to septicaemia: meningococcal septicaemia

septicaemia

(ˌsɛptɪˈsiːmɪə) or

septicemia

n
(Pathology) a condition caused by pus-forming microorganisms in the blood. Nontechnical name: blood poisoning See also bacteraemia, pyaemia
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek sēptik(os) septic + -aemia]
ˌseptiˈcaemic, ˌseptiˈcemic adj

septicemia, septicaemia

blood poisoning caused by pathogenic microorganisms and their toxic products in the bloodstream. — septicemic, septicaemic, adj.
See also: Poison
blood poisoning caused by pathogenic microorganisms and their toxic products in the bloodstream. — septicemic,septicaemic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.septicaemia - 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
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
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
pyaemia, pyemia - septicemia caused by pus-forming bacteria being released from an abscess
toxaemia, toxemia - blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the blood
fowl cholera - an acute diarrheal disease (especially of chickens) caused by the microorganism that causes hemorrhagic septicemia
shipping fever, shipping pneumonia - a deadly form of septicemia in cattle and sheep; involves high fever and pneumonia; contracted under conditions of exposure or exhaustion (as often happens when the animals are shipped to market)
Translations

septicaemia

septicemia (US) [ˌseptɪˈsiːmɪə] Nsepticemia f

septicaemia

[ˌsɛptɪˈsiːmiə] nsepticémie fseptic tank nfosse f septique

septicaemia

, (US) septicemia
nVergiftung fdes Blutes, Septikämie f (spec)

septicaemia

septicemia (Am) [ˌsɛptɪˈsiːmɪə] nsetticemia
References in classic literature ?
There was a chap here last year who gave himself only a prick, and he didn't bother about it, and he got septicaemia.
Health improvement specialist and Extra Life health promoting hospitals co-ordinator for South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust IF you are getting ready to head off to university in the next few weeks you need to make sure you are protected against meningitis and septicaemia.
MRF estimates that there are around 3,200 cases of meningitis and septicaemia every year in the UK.
Vivienne Bell, from Wearside, said: "I am supporting MRF's campaign because I contracted meningococcal septicaemia in May 2008, when I was 56 years old.
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INTERNATIONAL charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is appealing to the public to support its new fund raising initiative 'FABRUARY' and join it in the fight against meningitis and septicaemia in 2015.
The organism may either cause meningococcal meningitis alone, together with meningococcal septicaemia or meningococcal septicaemia alone.
Meningitis and septicaemia are notoriously difficult to diagnose and can kill in hours.
Joanne McDade, of Out-lane, will be sharing her first-hand experience of meningitis and septicaemia with the local community during national Meningitis Awareness Week, which begins next Monday, to ensure people are aware of the symptoms.
Blood poisoning, or septicaemia, is a rare infection in which bacteria multiply in the bloodstream.
htm) died of septicaemia after being refused an emergency abortion because of the Catholic country's strict laws.