American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Septicemia caused by pyogenic microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of multiple abscesses.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a febrile disease caused by the absorption of pus, or certain of its constituents, or of its bacteria, with the formation of metastatic abscesses.
- n. alternative spelling of pyaemia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) See pyæmia.
- n. septicemia caused by pus-forming bacteria being released from an abscess
“Three of the ladies made it through the first ward, with its cases of scrofula, scabies, eczema, defluxions, and stinking pyemia, before deciding that their charitable inclinations could be entirely satisfied by a donation to L'HÃ´pital, and fleeing back to the dispensary to shed the rough hopsacking gowns with which we had been furnished.”
“Rheumatism may be thought of, with respect to arthritic inflammation caused thereby, as a sort of pyemia.”
“This condition is well defined by Bollinger as quoted by Hoare,  when he calls it a purulent omphalophlebitis due to local infection of the umbilicus and umbilical vessels, by pyogenic organisms, causing a metastatic pyemia.”
“Fayrer operated on 28 patients with 22 recoveries and six deaths, one from shock and five from pyemia The same surgeon collected 193 cases, and found the general mortality to be 18 per cent.”
“He also quotes a case of pyemia in a boy of seven, whose temperature rose to 107. 6o F.”
“He also quotes a case of pyemia in a boy of seven, whose temperature rose to 107.6 degrees F.”
“Fayrer operated on 28 patients with 22 recoveries and six deaths, one from shock and five from pyemia The same surgeon collected”
“The Crows and Creeks are usually delivered prone upon the stomach, and the placenta is rapidly expelled, either in the same posture or while standing; in rare cases it is delayed, and then it is allowed to remain until it decomposes, and, remarkable to say, pyemia rarely follows, probably on account of the naturally strong constitution of the race.”
“The ball, he said, had passed on and out, and he went into particulars with me, while I wondered if Kendall knew, as I did, what parts of the body the pleura, the thorax, the clavicle and the pyemia were.”
“If it is due to stable miasma, uremic poisoning, pyemia, influenza, rheumatism, toxic agents, etc., they should receive prompt attention for their removal or mitigation.”
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