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Definition of the noun abscess

What does abscess mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abscesses

  1. symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: symptom = any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
    • more specific term: abscessed tooth = an abscess of a common kind in the tissue around a tooth
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Specialised definition of the noun abscess

Glossary of healthcare

a collection of pus in the body that forms to combat infection-causing germs

Definition of the verb abscess

What does abscess mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abscessed | abscessing | abscesses

  1. [intransitive] To form such a collection of pus.


  1. Abscess was a hardcore punk-influenced death metal band from Oakland, California. The band was formed in June 1994 by Chris Reifert and Danny Coralles, both former members of Autopsy. Abscess disbanded in 2010.
  2. Abscess war eine Elektro-Formation, die 1993 von Jan Bicker und Sunny Schramm in Kiel gegründet wurde. Die Band vermischte zunächst Elektro mit Breakbeat-Anleihen. Mit dem zweiten Werk verlagerte sich der Schwerpunkt auf Ambient-, Film-Score- und Trip-Hop-Elemente.

There are other groups with in their name, like Leprosy Abscess.

Phrases with Abscess

  1. Cold abscess
  2. peritonsillar abscess

Printed books with definitions for Abscess

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Google previewDental Hygiene (2014)

Theory and Practice by Michele Leonardi Darby, Margaret Walsh

A periodontal abscess is a localized accumulation of pus within the periodontal tissues.1 Periodontal abscesses are...

Agingival abscess is a periodontal abscess that is confined to the marginal gingiva and that often occurs in previously ...

Google previewAdvanced Imaging of the Abdomen (2006)

by Jovitas Skucas

A liver abscess is a recognized complication of Crohn's disease. Steroids and other therapy tend to mask the presence of these abscesses. Occasionally such an abscess is the initial presentation of Crohn's disease. Diabetes mellitus is a ...

Google previewDynamic Echocardiography (2010)

by Roberto Lang, Steven R. Goldstein, Itzhak Kronzon, Bijoy K. KHANDHERIA

perivalvular abscess is an ominous development because it is associated with a poor prognosis.4 observations...

Google previewInflammatory Bowel Diseases (2012)

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Jerusalem September 7–9, 1981 by D. Rachmilewitz

A granulomatous crypt abscess is an epithelioid granuloma located in the lamina propria adjacent to the crypt base and...

crypt abscess is a crypt abscess containing mostly epithelioid cells and histiocytes mixed with inflammatory cells ( fig. 9).

Google previewReese and Betts' a Practical Approach to Infectious Diseases (2003)

by Robert F. Betts, Robert L. Penn, Stanley W. Chapman

LUNGABSCESS Lung abscess is a suppurative cavitary lesion in the lung parenchyma surrounded by inflammation and necrosis. Most lung abscesses are at least 2 cm in diameter when recognized, and may not contain an air-fluid level.

Google previewPrimary Care (2013)

A Collaborative Practice by Terry Mahan Buttaro

An anorectal abscess is an infection that occurs from obstruction ofthe duct ofa perianal gland in the intersphincteric space. An anorectal fistula is...

Google previewEssentials of Dental Assisting (2014)

by Debbie S. Robinson, Doni L. Bird

Periradicular abscess is an inflammatory reaction to pulpal infection (Figure 25-5) .

Google previewPediatric Radiology (2013)

by Janet Reid, Edward Lee, Angelisa Paladin, Caroline Carrico, William Davros

Retropharyngeal abscess is a deep-space neck infec□ tion that occurs in young children as a complication of upper respiratory infection, with spread to and suppuration of retropharyngeal lymph nodes. Most commonly caused by ...

Google previewFanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2010)

Diseases of the Fetus and Infant by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh

INFECTION Brain abscess is a rare cause of macrocephaly in the neonate. Risks factors include cyanotic...

Brain abscess is an infrequent complication of meningitis due to Citrobacter diversus or Proteus mirabilis. Diagnosis is made by CT or ...

Google previewBlueprints Emergency Medicine (2006)

by Jessica Radin Peters, Daniel Egan (MD.)

Retropharyngeal abscess refers to an abscess of the neck lying in the soft tissues between the cervical vertebrae and...

Google previewAntimicrobial Therapy in Abdominal Surgery (1991)

Precepts and Practices by Haragopal Thadepalli, Askis K. Mandal

Chapter 3 PATHOGENESIS OF INTRA-ABDOMINAL SEPSIS Intra-abdominal abscess is the final outcome of a series of complex interactions between the microbes, the acid in the stomach, the alkaline bile, the pancreatic enzymes, and the ...

Google previewThe Washington Manual Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Consult (2005)

by Richard Starlin

BRAIN ABSCESS A brain abscess is a suppurative fluid collection that initially begins as a cerebritis. Approximately 1500–2500 cases occur in the United States each year. Before the availability of antimicrobial medicines and sophisticated ...

Google previewCommon Infections (2012)

by L.G. Keith

Pelvic inflammatory disease with tubo-ovarian abscess is a special condition. Many physicians are of the opinion that abscesses must be treated by drainage or removal; because of the widespread damage present in the acute phase of many ...

Google previewPain Review (2009)

by Steven D. Waldman

CHAPTER 170 Epidural Abscess Epidural abscess is an uncommon cause 290 SECTION 3 ...

Google previewSleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (2010)

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features by Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt

A pancreatic abscess is a circumscribed intra-abdominal collection of pus occurring after an episode of acute pancreatitis or pancreatic trauma. It usually develops close to the pancreas and contains little pancreatic necrosis. Due to confusion ...

Google previewNetter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Respiratory System (2011)

by David Kaminsky

Plate 4-78 LUNG ABSCESS A lung abscess is a localized (usually >2 cm in diameter), suppurative, and necrotizing infectious process within the pulmonary parenchyma caused by either a respiratory or systemic illness. Most abscesses are ...

Google previewPatient Centered Care in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy (2013)

by Aarthi Ramlaul, Martin Vosper

abscess. drainage. Image-guided percutaneous drainage of an abdominal or pelvic abscess is the primary treatment option for infected or symptomatic fluid collections when there is an absence of an indication for immediate surgery. Imaging ...

Google previewAtlas of Uncommon Pain Syndromes (2013)

by Steven D. Waldman

Epidural abscess is an uncommon cause of spine pain that, if undiagnosed, can result in paralysis and life-threatening complications. Epidural abscess can occur anywhere in the spine and intracranially. It can occur spontaneously ...

Google previewHigh Risk Emergencies, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics (2010)

by Jeffrey Tabas, Teri Reynolds

RETROPHARYNGEAL ABSCESS Retropharyngeal abscess is an uncommon disease. In a pediatric study of 64 patients under 16 years of age, 75% of retropharyngeal abscesses were found in children less than 5 years of age and 16% of ...

Google previewSexually Transmitted Infections (2014)

by Bhushan Kumar, Somesh Gupta

Prostatic abscess is a rare but serious complication of ABP, requiring drainage by transurethral or perineal routes.19 ...

Google previewHarwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine (2012)

by Allan B. Wolfson, Gregory W. Hendey, Louis J. Ling, Carlo L. Rosen, Jeffrey J. Schaider, Ghazala Q. Sharieff

Peritonsillar abscess is a complication of tonsillitis, whether from group A Streptococcus or infectious mononucleosis (18). Peritonsillar abscess occurs more frequently in teenagers and younger adults, but it can present at any age, especially ...

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Quotes about Abscess

A woman brought her child with an abscess in the lower part of the back, and offered as much corn as she could carry for some medicine; we administered to it of course very cheerfully. (Meriwether Lewis)
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1C3E1S1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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