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purulent inflammation

purulent inflammation in Medicine

purulent inflammation n.
An acute form of exudative inflammation in which the enzymes produced by white blood cells cause liquefaction of the affected tissues, resulting in the formation of pus. Also called suppurative inflammation.

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