What does sepsis mean?

Definitions for sepsis
ˈsɛp sɪssep·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sepsis(noun)

    the presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues

Wiktionary

  1. sepsis(Noun)

    A serious medical condition in which the whole body is inflamed, and a known or suspected infection is present.

  2. Origin: From σῆψις, from σήπειν, from σήψ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sepsis(noun)

    the poisoning of the system by the introduction of putrescent material into the blood

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. putrefaction.]

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  1. Sepsis

    Sepsis is a potentially deadly medical condition characterized by a whole-body inflammatory state caused by severe infection. Septicemia is a related medical term referring to the presence of pathogenic organisms in the bloodstream, leading to sepsis. The term has not been sharply defined. It has been inconsistently used in the past by medical professionals, for example as a synonym of bacteremia, causing some confusion. Sepsis is caused by the immune system's response to a serious infection, most commonly bacteria, but also fungi, viruses, and parasites in the blood, urinary tract, lungs, skin, or other tissues. Sepsis can be thought of as falling within a continuum from infection to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Common symptoms of sepsis include those related to a specific infection, but usually accompanied by high fevers, hot, flushed skin, elevated heart rate, hyperventilation, altered mental status, swelling, and low blood pressure. In the very young and elderly, or in people with weakened immune systems, the pattern of symptoms may be atypical, with hypothermia and without an easily localizable infection. Sepsis causes millions of deaths globally each year.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sepsis

    sep′sis, n. putridity, rot: a genus of dipterous insects. [Gr. sēpsis, putrefaction.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sepsis

    Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by HYPOTENSION despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called SEPTIC SHOCK.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sepsis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sepsis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sepsis in a Sentence

  1. Segundo Barrio:

    She had all the signs and symptoms of early sepsis.

  2. Mike Super:

    The current standard of therapy is to give antibiotics and fluids. But what we are talking about here is treatment for sepsis and that is what is missing.

  3. Jodie Thomas:

    I drove her straight to the hospital, she was shaking and twitching – it was horrible to see my little girl like that, they said it was sepsis and thought they would have to operate.

  4. Damion Corrigan:

    It's not just saving lives, a lot of people who survive sepsis suffer life changing effects, including limb loss, kidney failure and post-traumatic stress disorder, the test could stop a lot of suffering.

  5. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    In too many cases antibiotics have stopped working. That means people are dying of simple infections or conditions like TB (tuberculosis), tetanus, sepsis, infections that should not mean a death sentence, if we do nothing about this there will be a cumulative hit to the world economy of $100 trillion and it is potentially the end of modern medicine as we know it.

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