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The putrefactive destruction of tissues by disease causing bacteria or their toxins. Oral sepsis can provide a local source of infection which may spread to cause systemic disease.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... The breakdown of tissue by putrefying bacteria or...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (9 ed.)

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2015
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... n. the putrefactive destruction of tissues by disease-causing bacteria or their toxins. Postpartum (or puerperal ) sepsis , characterized by puerperal pyrexia and other signs of serious infection (septic shock ), occurs within six weeks of childbirth. Postpartum sepsis caused by group A β ‎–haemolytic streptococci is an important cause of maternal death in the...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...sepsis [ sep -sis] n. the putrefactive destruction of tissues by disease-causing bacteria or their toxins. postpartum (or puerperal ) s . sepsis characterized by puerperal pyrexia and other signs of serious infection that occurs within six weeks of...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... Destruction of body tissue by disease‐causing (pathogenic) bacteria or their toxins. Local or widespread inflammation may occur, possibly followed by necrosis, the death of tissue. Treatment is with antibiotics...

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A Dictionary of Biology (7 ed.)

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2015
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... Infection of the soft tissues or blood by pathogenic microorganisms, arising usually after these have entered the body through a skin wound. It results in destruction of the tissues by the pathogens or their toxins...

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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2010
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... n. The putrefactive destruction of tissues by disease causing bacteria or their toxins. Oral sepsis can provide a local source of infection which may spread to cause systemic ...

puerperal sepsis

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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...puerperal sepsis A formerly lethal septicemia that occurs when infection is introduced into the uterus by the birth attendant. It was epidemic from the 18th to the late 19th century in western Europe and the United States, when childbirth was conducted by obstetricians who did not wash their hands before performing obstetric maneuvers. Oliver Wendell Holmes ( 1809–94 ), in Boston, and Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis ( 1818–1865 ), in Vienna, independently discovered that it could be prevented by hand-washing. Semmelweis published a detailed statistical analysis...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
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... putrefaction. XIX. — modL. — Gr. sēpsis , f. sḗpein rot, putrefy. So septic XVII. — L. — Gr. sēptikǒs...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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2002
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... noun L19 Greek ( sēpsis , from sēpein to make rotten). Medicine The state of being septic; blood poisoning, especially through infection of a...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • glacis , Onassis • abscess • anaphylaxis , axis, praxis, taxis • Chalcis • Jancis • synapsis • catharsis • Frances , Francis • thesis • Alexis • amanuensis • prolepsis , sepsis, syllepsis • basis , oasis, stasis • amniocentesis , anamnesis, ascesis, catechesis, diesis, exegesis, mimesis, prosthesis, psychokinesis, telekinesis • ellipsis , paralipsis • Lachesis • analysis , catalysis, dialysis, paralysis, psychoanalysis • electrolysis • nemesis • genesis , parthenogenesis, pathogenesis • diaeresis ( US dieresis) • metathesis • ...

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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25 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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53 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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23 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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49 words
sepsis

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The putrefactive destruction of tissues by disease causing bacteria or their toxins. Oral sepsis can provide a local source of infection which may spread to cause systemic disease.
puerperal sepsis

puerperal sepsis  

A formerly lethal septicemia that occurs when infection is introduced into the uterus by the birth attendant. It was epidemic from the 18th to the late 19th century in western Europe and the United ...
Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis

Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis  

(1818–1865)The Austro-Hungarian physician and obstetrician who made the connection between childbed fever (puerperal sepsis) and poor hygiene in obstetrics. He recorded the survival rates of women ...
chorioamnionitis

chorioamnionitis  

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n. inflammation and infection of the inner and outer fetal membranes, often after preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). This condition is associated with poor fetal outcome and can lead to ...
labor room

labor room  

Syn: labor ward. The section of a hospital where women are supervised during labor and delivery of their infants. In the past, labor rooms were dangerous places because of the risks of puerperal ...

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