Definition of Septicaemia
1. Noun. Invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection.
Generic synonyms: Sepsis, Blood Disease, Blood Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Childbed Fever, Puerperal Fever, Pyaemia, Pyemia, Toxaemia, Toxemia, Fowl Cholera, Shipping Fever, Shipping Pneumonia
Derivative terms: Septicemic
Definition of Septicaemia
1. Noun. (alternative spelling of septicemia) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Septicaemia
1. Systemic disease associated with the presence and persistence of pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins in the blood. Synonym: blood poisoning. See: bacteraemia. Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (11 Jan 1998)
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Literary usage of Septicaemia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An introduction to pathology and morbid anatomy by Thomas Henry Green (1881)
"septicaemia. fever—it is probably mainly due to the absorption of small quantities of decomposing matter from the surface of the wound. ..."
2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1905)
"In other instances the cocci appear in the blood and throughout the tissues, causing a septicaemia which intensifies greatly the severity of the case. ..."
3. Medical diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine. A Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1895)
"The bacterial types characteristic of the form of septicaemia are ... Malarial septicaemia.—Since the discovery of Laveran thai malaria is due to the ..."
4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1905)
"I PROPOSE to deal in this article with puerperal septicaemia in its public ... Deaths from puerperal septicaemia has been a dark, deep, and continuous ..."
5. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics: In Fifty Lectures. A Text-book by Theodor Billroth (1871)
"Now, what characterizes the course of septicaemia ? The nervous symptoms deserve the first mention: the patients are apathetic and sleepy, if not entirely ..."
6. The Treatment of Acute Infectious Diseases by Frank Sherman Meara (1921)
"CHAPTER XLV septicaemia AND PY^MIA ALTHOUGH this condition affords a fairly definite picture, it is by no means easy of definition. septicaemia is a state ..."
7. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics: In Fifty Lectures. A Text-book by Theodor Billroth (1871)
"Still, as typhus in its different forms is characterized by its symptomatology and pathological anatomy, this is also the case in septicaemia, although in ..."
8. General surgical pathology and therapeutics, in fifty lectures by Theodor Billroth (1875)
"uterus becomes gangrenous; some of the cases of puerperal fever are septicaemia. It will be evident to you that the term septicaemia essentially de pends on ..."