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."
Between 2017 and 2020 this charity will bring together people and expertise to meet the challenges of meningitis and septicaemia wherever they exist in the world.
Further information regarding meningitis/ septicaemia can be found at; NHS Direct Wales 0845 46 47 (24 hours) www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/
A NEW SURVEY has revealed 95 per cent of people aged over 55 do not consider themselves to be at risk from deadly meningitis and septicaemia, despite the fact that cases of the disease increase in older adults.
A new survey has revealed that 95 per cent of people aged over 55 do not consider themselves to be at risk from deadly meningitis and septicaemia.
Some bacteria that cause meningitis can also cause septicaemia (blood poisoning).
Viewers were quick to point out that if she fails to pull through, she would be the second young woman to be killed off by septicaemia on the BBC in the space of a few days.
A FOUR.YEAR.OLD boy has died of meningococcal septicaemia, health experts have confirmed.
NEARLY 1,000 people died in care homes in England and Wales because of dehydration, malnutrition, septicaemia, and pressure sores or ulcers in 2016.
Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) is an acute fatal, highly prevalent septicaemic disease mainly affecting buffaloes and cattle and is caused by Gram negative bacteria, Pasteurella multocida.
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is warning that cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter period.
CASES of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter period, with firstyear university students one of the groups at highest risk, a charity has warned.