BLOOD POISONING

n. a severe medical condition which involves bacterial infection in the bloodstream. It is a result of microorganisms invading the body from a site of infection. The condition is characterized by fever, chills, skin eruptions, and even a neural reaction. Also called septicemnia- bacteremia. See sepsis.

BLOOD POISONING: "When blood poisoning occurs, a person's WBC count drastically rises as an autoimmune response and a warning sign."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BLOOD POISONING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/blood-poisoning/ (accessed March 27, 2020).
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