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    • 1. infected with microorganisms, especially harmful bacteria: "his feet had gone septic"
    • 2. denoting a drainage system incorporating a septic tank.


    • 1. a drainage system incorporating a septic tank. North American

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  2. septic - of or relating to or caused by putrefaction; "the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank". Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

  3. The new recommendations define sepsis as life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection. Septic shock is defined as a subset of sepsis in which particularly profound circulatory, cellular, and metabolic abnormalities substantially increase mortality.

  4. septic. (sĕp′tĭk) adj. 1. Of, relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis. 2. Causing sepsis; putrefactive. sep·tic′i·ty (-tĭs′ĭ-tē) n. The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

  5. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. In other words, it’s your body’s overactive and toxic response to an infection. Like strokes or heart attacks, sepsis is a medical emergency that requires rapid diagnosis and treatment.

  6. Septic definition, pertaining to or of the nature of sepsis; infected. See more.

  7. Feb 23, 2016 · Sepsis, a syndrome of physiologic, pathologic, and biochemical abnormalities induced by infection, is a major public health concern, accounting for more than $20 billion (5.2%) of total US hospital costs in 2011. 1 The reported incidence of sepsis is increasing, 2,3 likely reflecting aging populations with more comorbidities, greater recognition, 4 and, in some countries, reimbursement-favorable coding. 5 Although the true incidence is unknown, conservative estimates indicate that sepsis is ...

  8. Mar 21, 2019 · Septic shock is defined as a subset of sepsis in which underlying circulatory and cellular metabolism abnormalities are profound enough to substantially increase mortality. Septic shock can be identified with a clinical construct of sepsis with persisting hypotension, requiring vasopressor therapy to elevate MAP ⩾ 65 mm

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