American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A systemic disease caused by pathogenic organisms or their toxins in the bloodstream. Also called blood poisoning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sepsis. Pyemia is the term used to designate cases in which there are multiple metastatic abscesses. Also septemia, septæmia.
- n. pathology A disease caused by the presence of pathogenic organisms, especially bacteria, or their toxins, in the bloodstream, characterised by chills and fever.
- n. invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
- New Latin, from Latin sēpticus + New Latin -emia (Wiktionary)
- septic + -emia. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And in the next couple of days, they could develop what's called septicemia, which is a blood-borne infection which can kill very quickly.”
“Once septicemia is advanced, antibiotic therapy may prove useless, probably because the exotoxins remain, despite the death of the bacteria.”
“The disease eventually results in septicemia (blood poisoning), and the mortality is high.”
“At what must've been the 6th or 7th day in hospital, the word septicemia was used to describe the infection.”
“No one had educated her on the seriousness of septicemia, which is what she had when she entered the hospital, or of endocarditis, which she had already developed between the first series of tests in the hospital and the second.”
“Deaths from the bloodstream infection called septicemia fell by 3.6 percent and deaths caused by flu and pneumonia dropped a significant 8.5 percent.”
“In 2006, thousands of fish died from viral hemorrhagic septicemia, which is a disease that is comparable to the Ebola virus for fish.”
“In severe HH the disorder manifests as potentially life threatening conditions such as septicemia, cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, diabetes, heart failure and heart arrhythmias.”
“The overproduction of these cytokines has harmful pathophysiological effects on the host, such as septicemia and lethal septic shock.”
“I've concluded the health care system itself has septicemia: system-wide infection.”
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