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Suppurative inflammation

suppurative inflammation --> purulent inflammation

An acute exudative inflammation in which the accumulation of polymorphonuclear leukocytes is sufficiently great that their enzymes cause liquefaction of the affected tissues, focally or diffusely; the purulent exudate is frequently termed pus, and consists of plasma and its constituents, end products of the enzymatic digestion of tissue, degenerated and necrotic cells and their debris, polymorphonuclear leukocytes and other white blood cells, the causal agent of the inflammation, etc.

Synonym: suppurative inflammation.


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