Systemic disease associated with the presence and persistence of pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins in the blood.

Synonyms: blood poisoning.

See: bacteraemia.

Origin: Gr. Haima = blood

American spelling: septicemia

(11 Jan 1998)

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