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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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Operative findings included frank purulence from the abscess cavity.
The tier 3, possible and probable VAP, attempts to identify IVAC patient subsets with respiratory infections as manifested by objective evidence of purulent respiratory secretions (where purulence is defined by using quantitative or semi-quantitative criteria for the number of neutrophils on Gram stain) and/or positive results of microbiological tests done on respiratory specimens.
The best evidence right now is that for simple cellulitis (no purulence, abscess, or exudate), treatment with a beta-lactam antibiotic is the best option.
Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis requiring antibiotics is only diagnosed if: Symptoms >10 days and <3 months Severe lasting purulence or fever Worsening of above symptoms ('second sickening') occurs in <10 days 3.
The artificial masque suffers the effect of degradation up to the point it becomes a grotesque masque of putrefaction and purulence: "la putrefaction veut qu'il n'y ait plus de masque que celle de la purulence".
By macroscopic observation, control group presented characteristic yellowish abscesses with purulence, which were heavier (8.25 [+ or -] 1.31 g) than those in control vehicle inoculated with trophozoites (6.33 [+ or -] 1.856 g) and chemically sympathectomized and inoculated with trophozoites (1.66 [+ or -] 0.33 g) (Fig.
Intraoperatively, a friable white mass surrounded with purulence and granulation tissue was biopsied and returned as SCC.
Define the following types of extravascular fluids associated with injury: exudates, transudates, edema, pus (purulence).
(63-66) Patients presenting with AUS infection may complain of scrotal pain, erythema, edema, or purulence, and they must undergo cystoscopic evaluation to assess cuff erosion.
It is defined as an infection of the pericardial space characterized by gross pus in the pericardium or microscopic purulence. Several mechanisms can cause purulent pericarditis, such as direct spread from an adjacent focus of infection, extension from a subdiaphragmatic suppurative focus, or hematogenous spread.
This involves wound without inflammation or purulence. Patients are usually treated with topical antibiotics.
COPD exacerbation was defined as an acute worsening of respiratory symptoms (increased dyspnea, increased cough or change in amount, and purulence of sputum) that was beyond normal day-to-day variations of symptoms [1].