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synonyms for pus

  • matter
  • maturation
  • purulence
  • purulency
  • pustule
  • sinus
  • suppuration
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Infection can last two to four weeks, and monkeypox can spread when viral material from pus makes contact with open wounds, or through short-lived respiratory droplets.
THERE’S A SECOND CASE OF MONKEYPOX IN THE US THIS YEAR—BUT DON’T FREAK OUTHANNAH SEONOVEMBER 18, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
With inoculation, pus from an infected person was gathered, either in a small vial or by passing a string through one of the sores, and then passed through an open cut in a healthy subject.
MANDATORY IMMUNIZATION FOR THE MILITARY: AS AMERICAN AS GEORGE WASHINGTONGILLIAN BROCKELLAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
However, because every person at that time had an understanding of the power of disease, unprotected troops engaged in desperate attempts at home self-innoculations using pus from the oozing sores of infected friends and neighbors.
AS U.S. COVID-19 DEATHS TOP THE CIVIL WAR’S TOLL, WE'RE REPEATING DISEASE HISTORYRACHEL LANCEAUGUST 14, 2021TIME
In some cases people inhaled the dried scabs of smallpox lesions or rubbed or injected pus from smallpox lesions into a healthy person’s scratched skin.
VACCINE HESITANCY IS NOTHING NEW. HERE’S THE DAMAGE IT’S DONE OVER CENTURIESTARA HAELLEMAY 11, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Variolation was often done using pus from an infected person’s pox that doctors inserted into a cut.
WEARING A MASK COULD PROTECT YOU FROM COVID-19 IN MORE WAYS THAN YOU THINKKAT ESCHNERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
It is thinner than that of chronic bronchitis, and upon standing separates into three layers of pus, mucus, and frothy serum.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
When at all abundant, pus forms a white sediment resembling amorphous phosphates macroscopically.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Pus-casts may appear if the process extends up into the kidney tubules (see Fig. 62).
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
In suppurations of the urinary tract pus-producing organisms may be found.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
On the other hand, except in children, where the percentage is normally low, pus is uncommon with less than 80 per cent.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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WORDS RELATED TO PUS

  • elimination
  • emission
  • emptying
  • excretion
  • exudation
  • flow
  • ooze
  • pus
  • secretion
  • seepage
  • shower
  • suppuration
  • vent
  • voiding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.