Simple Definition of sepsis
medical : illness caused by an infection in a part of the body
Examples of sepsis
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 sep·ses \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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