systemic inflammatory response syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of systemic inflammatory response syndrome

: a severe systemic response to a condition (as trauma, an infection, or a burn) that provokes an acute inflammatory reaction indicated by the presence of two or more of a group of symptoms including abnormally increased or decreased body temperature, heart rate greater than 90 beats per minute, respiratory rate greater than 20 breaths per minute or a reduced concentration of carbon dioxide in the arterial blood, and the white blood cell count greatly decreased or increased or consisting of more than ten percent immature neutrophils abbreviation SIRS — see sepsis

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“Systemic inflammatory response syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/systemic%20inflammatory%20response%20syndrome. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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