: 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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