bacterial pyrogen

a fever-producing agent of bacterial origin; endotoxin.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • pyrogen — /puy reuh jeuhn, jen /, n. a substance, as a thermostable bacterial toxin, that produces a rise in temperature in a human or animal. [1855 60; PYRO + GEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyrogen — A fever inducing agent; pyrogens are produced by bacteria, molds, viruses, and yeasts. [pyro + G. gen, producing] endogenous p. (EP) proteins that induce fever. Several (about 11) have been identified, including cytokines formed by components of… …   Medical dictionary

  • pyrogen — py•ro•gen [[t]ˈpaɪ rə dʒən, ˌdʒɛn[/t]] n. biochem. a substance, as a bacterial toxin, that produces a rise in body temperature • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • exogenous pyrogen — a fever producing agent of external origin; types include bacterial endotoxins and other microbial products, certain types of antigen antibody complexes, viruses, synthetic polynucleotides, incompatible blood and blood products, and androgen… …   Medical dictionary

  • endotoxin — 1. A bacterial toxin not freely liberated into the surrounding medium, in contrast to exotoxin. 2. The complex phospholipid polysaccharide macromolecules that form an integral part of the cell wall of a variety of relatively …   Medical dictionary

  • Depyrogenation — refers to the removal of pyrogens from solution, most commonly from injectable pharmaceuticals. A pyrogen is defined as any substance that can cause a fever. Bacterial pyrogens include endotoxins and exotoxins, although many pyrogens are… …   Wikipedia

  • Afebril — Das Fieber (aus mittelhochdeutsch vieber, dies von althochdeutsch fiebar, nachweisbar seit dem 9. Jahrhundert und entlehnt aus lateinisch febris, eigentlich „Hitze“[1]; auch die Pyrexie von altgriechisch πύρεξ(ις), pýrex(is), „Fieber haben“, von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Febril — Das Fieber (aus mittelhochdeutsch vieber, dies von althochdeutsch fiebar, nachweisbar seit dem 9. Jahrhundert und entlehnt aus lateinisch febris, eigentlich „Hitze“[1]; auch die Pyrexie von altgriechisch πύρεξ(ις), pýrex(is), „Fieber haben“, von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Febris — Das Fieber (aus mittelhochdeutsch vieber, dies von althochdeutsch fiebar, nachweisbar seit dem 9. Jahrhundert und entlehnt aus lateinisch febris, eigentlich „Hitze“[1]; auch die Pyrexie von altgriechisch πύρεξ(ις), pýrex(is), „Fieber haben“, von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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