The presence of endotoxins in the blood, which, if derived from gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria, may cause hemorrhages, necrosis of the kidneys, and shock.

Nearby words

  1. endothelium,
  2. endotherm,
  3. endothermic,
  4. endothoracic fascia,
  5. endothrix,
  6. endotoxicosis,
  7. endotoxin,
  8. endotracheal,
  9. endotracheal anaesthesia,
  10. endotracheal intubation

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