Third, the virus could not be found in sputum, further supporting the clear observation that airborne spread does not occur.
Diplococci without capsules are common in the sputum, but have no special significance.
The germ is found in the sputum and in the nasal secretions.
In pneumonic cases the bacillus may be found in the sputum of the patient.
Do not dress if the temperature is above 99 degrees, or if there is blood in the sputum.
It is convenient to handle the bits of sputum with a wooden toothpick, which may be burned when done with.
It is the sputum after its discharge from the body on which our attention must be fixed.
A room specially equipped for the disposal of sputum is recommended.
The amount of sputum should be noticed as well as its appearance.
They are abundant in the scanty morning sputum of apparently healthy persons, but may be present in any mucoid sputum.
sputum spu·tum (spyōō'təm)
n. pl. spu·ta (-tə)
Matter coughed up and usually expelled from the mouth, especially mucus or mucopurulent matter expectorated in diseases of the air passages.