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endotoxemia

endotoxemia in Medicine

endotoxemia en·do·tox·e·mi·a (ěn'dō-tŏk-sē'mē-ə)
n.
The presence of endotoxins in the blood, which, if derived from gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria, may cause hemorrhages, necrosis of the kidneys, and shock.

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