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noun Pathology.
  1. blood poisoning caused by the toxins produced by bacterial putrefaction, as in gangrene.
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Origin of sapremia

1885–90; sapr- + -emia
Related formssa·pre·mic, adjective
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Historical Examples of sapremia

  • The symptoms of sapremia depend upon the amount of intoxication.

    Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry

    Maximilian Stern

  • In sapremia the blood contains the toxins and dead saprophytic organisms.

  • In sapremia the causative condition is putrid material lodged like a foreign body in the tissues.

sapremia in Medicine


  1. Blood poisoning resulting from the absorption of the products of putrefaction.
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