Empyema

A collection of pus in any body cavity, but without qualification will be the pleural cavity i.e. Empyema Thoracis (see next entry)

Empyema

== Classification == In human medicine, empyema occurs in: ...
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empyema

[n] - a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
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Empyema

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 empyema is conventionally divided into three phase...
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Empyema

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 empyema is now restricted to a collection of ...
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empyema

<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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empyema

noun a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
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empyema

(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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Empyema

• (n.) A collection of blood, pus, or other fluid, in some cavity of the body, especially that of the pleura.
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empyema

accumulation of pus in a cavity of the body, usually in the pleura, which are the serous membranes covering the lungs. Empyema is the result of a ... [1 related articles]
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empyema

(Gr. empyema) accumulation of pus in a cavity of the body; when used without a descriptive qualifier, it refers to thoracic empyema (q.v.).
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empyema

empyema, pyothorax The collection of pus in a body cavity; especially in the pleural cavity (the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest).
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empyema

empyema (empē-ē'mu) , persistent purulent discharge into a cavity such as the pleural space or the gallbladder. Empyema results as a complication of bacterial infections such as pneumonia and lung abscess. It is now relatively rare because of the widespread availability of therapy fo...
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Empyema

Empyema is a pathological term describing a collection of pus in a cavity, especially applied to pus in the pleural cavity of the lung.
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empyema

Type: Term Pronunciation: em′pī-ē′mă, -pi-ē′mă Definitions: 1. Pus in a body cavity; when used without qualification, refers specifically to pyothorax.
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Empyema

Accumulation of pus in a body cavity.
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