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blood poisoning

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The presence of either bacterial toxins or large numbers of bacteria in the bloodstream causing serious illness. See pyaemia, septicaemia, toxaemia.

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pyaemia

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n. blood poisoning by pus-forming bacteria released from an abscess. The widespread formation of abscesses may develop, with fatal results. Compare sapraemia, septicaemia,...

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sapraemia

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n. blood poisoning by toxins of saprophytic bacteria (bacteria living on dead or decaying matter). Compare pyaemia, septicaemia, toxaemia.

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septicaemia

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n. widespread destruction of tissues due to absorption of disease-causing bacteria or their toxins from the bloodstream. The term is also used loosely for any form of blood...

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