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noun as in liquid matter

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Variolation was often done using pus from an infected person’s pox that doctors inserted into a cut.

Swelling, pus, the whole shebang; an angry reaction that lasted weeks.

Various scratches and cuts line her arms and face; a pus-filled abscess burns on her right arm.

At that point, Tyson had become a scavenger spewing bile and pus.

It is thinner than that of chronic bronchitis, and upon standing separates into three layers of pus, mucus, and frothy serum.

When at all abundant, pus forms a white sediment resembling amorphous phosphates macroscopically.

Pus-casts may appear if the process extends up into the kidney tubules (see Fig. 62).

In suppurations of the urinary tract pus-producing organisms may be found.

On the other hand, except in children, where the percentage is normally low, pus is uncommon with less than 80 per cent.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pus, such as: matter, maturation, purulence, purulency, pustule, and sinus.

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