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pyemia

or py·ae·mi·a

[pahy-ee-mee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a diseased state in which pyogenic bacteria are circulating in the blood, characterized by the development of abscesses in various organs.

Origin of pyemia

From New Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at py-, -emia
Related formspy·e·mic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pyemia

Historical Examples

  • The patient survived twelve days, and then died from pyemia.

    A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds

    Thomas Longmore

  • When abscess occurs in the cord the matter may escape into the scrotal sac and cavity of the abdomen and pyemia may follow.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Rheumatism may be thought of, with respect to arthritic inflammation caused thereby, as a sort of pyemia.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • Septic phlebitis causes pyemia, and the infected clots of pyemia cause phlebitis.

  • Pyemia was made to represent that condition when the organisms were localized, but in which the pus was transported by the blood.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture


pyemia in Medicine

pyemia

(pī-ēmē-ə)
n.
  1. Septicemia caused by pyogenic microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of multiple abscesses.pyohemia
Related formspy•emic adj.
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