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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyemia, pyaemia(noun)

    septicemia caused by pus-forming bacteria being released from an abscess


  1. pyaemia(Noun)

    A type of septicemia caused usually by the presence of Staphylococcus bacteria in the bloodstream; characterised by metastatic abscesses and other symptoms associated with septicemia.

  2. Origin: From πύον + αἷμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyaemia(noun)

    a form of blood poisoning produced by the absorption into the blood of morbid matters usually originating in a wound or local inflammation. It is characterized by the development of multiple abscesses throughout the body, and is attended with irregularly recurring chills, fever, profuse sweating, and exhaustion


  1. Pyaemia

    Pyaemia is a type of septicaemia that leads to widespread abscesses of a metastatic nature. It is usually caused by the staphylococcus bacteria by pus-forming organisms in the blood. Apart from the distinctive abscesses, pyaemia exhibits the same symptoms as other forms of septicaemia. It was almost universally fatal before the introduction of antibiotics. Sir William Osler included a three-page discussion of pyaemia in his textbook The Principles and Practice of Medicine, published in 1892. He defined pyaemia as follows: Earlier still, Ignaz Semmelweis - who would later die of the disease - included a section entitled "Childbed fever is a variety of pyaemia" in his treatise, The Etiology of Childbed Fever. Jane Grey Swisshelm, in her autobiography entitled Half a Century, describes the treatment of pyaemia in 1862 during the American Civil War.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyaemia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyaemia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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