purulence


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

suppuration

 [sup″u-ra´shun]
2. the act of becoming converted into and discharging pus. adj., adj sup´purative.

pur·u·lence

, purulency (pyūr'ŭ-lĕns, -lĕn-sē; pūr'ū-lens),
The condition of containing or forming pus.
[L. purulentia, a festering, fr. pus (pur-), pus]

purulence

/pu·ru·lence/ (pūr´ah-lins) suppuration.pur´ulent

purulence

(pyo͝or′ə-ləns, pyo͝or′yə-)
n.
1. The condition of containing or discharging pus.
2. Pus.

purulence

[pyo̅o̅r′(y)ələns]
Etymology: L, purulentus, pus formation
the condition of producing or discharging pus. Also called purulency.

pu·ru·lence

, purulency (pyūr'ŭ-lĕns, -lĕn-sē)
The condition of containing or forming pus.
[L. purulentia, a festering, fr. pus (pur-), pus]

purulence

the formation or presence of pus.
References in periodicals archive ?
A recent Cochrane review has also supported the use of antibiotic therapy for patients who are moderately or severely ill with AECOPD with increased cough and sputum purulence.
Je n'avais pas de plaie a gratter, pas d'echarde a enlever, pas de purulence a nettoyer" (Calomnies 21).
Antibiotics are only effective when patients with worsening dyspnea and cough also have increased sputum volume and purulence (NHLBI, 2003b).
If thou wouldst know whether it be neck purulence, take an earthworm entire, lay it on the place where the annoyance is, and wrap up fast above with leaves.
1) GOLD guidelines recommend use of antibiotics apart from the usual management, for exacerbations where sputum purulence is present or any combination of other symptoms where one of those is sputum purulence.
sup][31] According to the MSIS, the diagnosis of PJI definition requires positive result in either one of two major criteria (sinus tract communication with a prosthesis or pathogen isolated by culture from two separate fluid samples) or four of six minor criteria (elevated ESR, elevated CRP, elevated WBC count, elevated percentage of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN), presence of purulence, and greater than five neutrophils per high-power field on frozen section).
The operation revealed a contained AAA rupture with large amounts of purulence and massive erosion of the patient's adjacent lumbar spine with exposure to anterior elements but no visible dura.
If pain is accompanied by purulence and redness, do bacterial cultures and switch to a quinolone.
There was no significant erythema, purulence, tenderness, warmth, or drainage of the ulcer.
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.