[n] - a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
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A collection of pus in any body cavity, but without qualification will be the pleural cavity i.e. Empyema Thoracis (see next entry)
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Empyema: The presence of pus in the pleural space which is between the outer surface of the lung and the chest wall. Empyema is often a complication of pneumonia caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, or Haemophilus influenza (H. flu) type b. The formation of the ...
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Em`py·e'ma noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to suppurate; ... in + ... pus.] (Medicine) A collection of blood, pus, or other fluid, in some cavity of the body, especially that of the pleura. Dunglison. » The term ...
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<chest medicine> The accumulation of pus in a cavity of the body, when used without a descriptive qualifier, it refers to thoracic empyema. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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noun a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
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(em″pi-e´mә) abscess. a pleural effusion containing pus; it occurs as an occasional complication of pleurisy or some other respiratory disease. Symptoms include dyspnea, coughing, chest pain on one side, malaise, and fever. Called also pyothorax. See also pleurisy.
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• (n.) A collection of blood, pus, or other fluid, in some cavity of the body, especially that of the pleura.
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