TITLE

sputum

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2058
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Several references to the term "sputum," including "bloody sputum," "nummular sputum" and "rusty sputum" are presented. It refers to mucus expelled from the lung by coughing. The mucus may contain cellular debris, mucus, blood, pus, caseous material, and/or microorganisms. Sputum can be expelled when one is suffering from typical and atypical pneumonias, tuberculosis, cancers of the lungs or bronchi, reactive airway disease and occupational diseases of the lungs.
ACCESSION #
21246502

 

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