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spu·tum

 (spyo͞o′təm)
n. pl. spu·ta (-tə)
Matter coughed up and usually ejected from the mouth, including saliva, foreign material, and substances such as mucus or phlegm, from the respiratory tract.

[Latin spūtum, from neuter past participle of spuere, to spit.]
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sputum

(ˈspjuːtəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə)
1. (Physiology) a mass of salivary matter ejected from the mouth
2. (Physiology) saliva ejected from the mouth mixed with mucus or pus exuded from the respiratory passages, as in bronchitis or bronchiectasis
[C17: from Latin: spittle, from spuere to spit out]
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spu•tum

(ˈspyu təm)

n., pl. -ta (-tə).
matter, as saliva mixed with mucus or pus, expectorated from the lungs and respiratory passages.
[1685–95; < Latin spūtum, derivative of spūtus, past participle of spuere to spit]
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Noun1.sputum - expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
mucous secretion, mucus - protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
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Translations
plwocina

sputum

[ˈspjuːtəm] N (sputa (pl)) → esputo m
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sputum

n (Med) → Auswurf m, → Sputum nt (spec)
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spu·tum

n. esputo, flema;
bloody ______ sanguinolento.
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sputum

n esputo, flema
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References in periodicals archive ?
An induced sputum specimen, produced by nebulisation with hypertonic saline, is valuable in patients unable to produce sputum.
Before commencing treatment an additional sputum specimen was collected from re-treatment patients who had a recent positive smear result (usually within the previous week) and had returned to the clinic to commence the standard re-treatment regimen.
As a standard laboratory protocol, to rule out hyperinfection syndrome an additional sputum specimen of the patients infected with Strongyloidiasis was also submitted to Parasitology division.
([dagger] [dagger]) The patient died from unsuspected TB meningitis before a sputum specimen could be collected for AFB testing.
Nine of these 16 cases were unable to produce a sputum specimen and therefore cultures were not done.
Patients with active tuberculosis often have different strains in the same sputum specimen. Am J Respir Crit Care Med.
The laboratory can determine the quality of a sputum specimen on microscopy: (1) few or no polymorphic white blood cells (WBCs) and many epithelial cells (derived from mucous membrane of the mouth) indicate that the specimen consist of or contains saliva (Fig.
The system delivers the sputum specimen precapped to the lab already in the processing tube, ready for digestion, decontamination, and centrifugation.
An adequate, expectorated sputum specimen should contain many neutrophils and few or no squamous epithelial cells.
Figure 3 describes a modification of the procedure[5] that can be adopted for reporting AFB smears before referring a sputum specimen to an outside lab or for pooling such specimens.
However, Legionella pneumophila serogroup 5 was isolated from the sputum specimen. The patient was treated with antibacterial drugs and was discharged on postpartum day 17.
oseltamivir ratio copies/mL ([dagger]) treatment ([double ended, d dagger]) 2 -1 100:0 1.78 x [10.sup.5] -1 100:0 8.76 x [10.sup.4] -2 100:0 6.14 x [10.sup.4] -2 25.7:74.3 1.29 x [10.sup.4] 3 3 -- ND 3 -- 3.03 x [10.sup.3] 6 -- ND 6 100:0 1.21 x [10.sup.4] 5 -4 -- 9.96 x [10.sup.2] 0 -- ND 6 -3 -- ND 0 -- ND 7 0 -- ND 0 -- ND 8 0 -- ND 0 100:0 1.76 x [10.sup.4] 10 -4 -- ND 0 91.7:8.3 5.25 x [10.sup.4] 15 4 -- ND 4 -- 5.62 x [10.sup.3] 17 0 -- ND 0 -- 3.06 x [10.sup.4] * NPS, nasopharyngeal swab specimen; S, sputum specimen; --, no ratio because samples had negative results; ND, not detected.