TITLE

pyrogen

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1831
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
The article presents a definition of the term "pyrogen." It refers to any exogenous or endogenous agent responsible for causing fever. The exogenous agents may be bacteria or viruses while endogenous agents are released in the body in response to infection or inflammation accompanied stimuli.
ACCESSION #
21243143

 

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