Simple Definition of sepsis
medical : illness caused by an infection in a part of the body
Examples of sepsis in a sentence
She was treated for sepsis of the urinary tract.
Origin of sepsis
New Latin, from Greek sēpsis decay, from sēpein to putrefy
First Known Use: 1876
Rhymes with sepsis
Medical Definition of sepsis
plural sepses \ˈsep-ˌsēz\play
: a systemic response typically to a serious usually localized infection (as of the abdomen or lungs) especially of bacterial origin that is usually marked by abnormal body temperature and white blood cell count, tachycardia, and tachypnea; specifically : systemic inflammatory response syndrome induced by a documented infection—see multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, septic shock
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