Sputum

Sputum [`spju.təm] is mucus that is coughed up from the lower airways. In medicine, sputum samples are usually used for microbiological investigations of respiratory infections and cytological investigation of respiratory systems. The best sputum samples contain very little saliva, as this contaminates the sample with oral bacteria. This event i....
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Sputum

• (n.) That which is expectorated; a salival discharge; spittle; saliva.
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sputum

(from the article `respiratory disease`) The symptoms of lung disease are relatively few. Cough is a particularly important sign of all diseases that affect any part of the bronchial tree. A ... The chronic cough and sputum production of chronic bronchitis were once dismissed as nothing more than `smoker`s cough,` without seri...
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sputum

(spu´tәm) mucous secretion from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea that is ejected through the mouth, in contrast to saliva, which is the secretion of the salivary glands. Called also expectoration.
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Sputum

Spu'tum noun ; plural Sputa . [ Latin , from spuere , sputum , to spit.] That which is expectorated; a salival discharge; spittle; saliva.
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sputum

Matter ejected from the lungs, bronchi and trachea, through the mouth. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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sputum

matter ejected from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea, through the mouth.
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sputum

matter spat out
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Sputum

mucus and other material produced by the lining of the respiratory tract; also called phlegm
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sputum

Mucus and other matter brought up from the lungs by coughing.
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Sputum

Mucus and other matter that is brought up from the lungs by coughing.
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sputum

sputum (s), sputa (pl); sputamentum 1. Expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness. 2. A substance coughed up from the respiratory tract and usually ejected by mouth; that is, saliva, phlegm, or mucus. 3. Saliva or spittle mixed wi...
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Sputum

Sputum is a type of mucus brought up from the lungs when you cough.
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Sputum

Sputum is mucus coughed up from the respiratory tracts.
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Sputum

Sputum: The mucus and other matter brought up from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea that one may cough up and spit out or swallow. The word 'sputum' is borrowed directly from the Latin 'to spit.' Called also expectoration.
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sputum

Type: Term Pronunciation: spyū′tŭm, -tă Definitions: 1. Expectorated matter, especially mucus or mucopurulent matter expectorated in diseases of the air passages. 2. An individual mass of such matter.
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