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pus,

thick white or yellowish fluid that forms in areas of infection such as wounds and abscesses. It is constituted of decomposed body tissue, bacteria (or other micro-organisms that cause the infection), and certain white blood cells. These white cells form one of the defense mechanisms of the body. Known as phagocytes, they rush to the area of infection and engulf the invading bacteria in a process called phagocytosis. Many white cells themselves succumb in the process and become one of the constituents of pus.

pus

[pəs]
(medicine)
A viscous, creamy, pale-yellow or yellow-green fluid produced by liquefaction necrosis in a neutrophil-rich exudate.

pus

the yellow or greenish fluid product of inflammation, composed largely of dead leucocytes, exuded plasma, and liquefied tissue cells
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This longitudinal, descriptive study was conducted at Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, during January 2012 to December 2015, and comprised pus samples of people suspected of having extra-pulmonary TB on the basis of clinical history, examination and radiological findings.
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This is a retrospective study that included 55 patients with 72 defects caused from PUs treated surgically in 2000-2010 period in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Kosovo.
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