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  • Info An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body. more...
  • When we cut him open we found that his whole chest was one large abscess. Cited from The South Pole, Vols 1 and 2, Roald Amundsen
  • In his prime he was struck down with an abscess on the head.
  • Skin abscesses are common and have become more common in recent years.
  • His loss was due to a large abscess in his mouth.
  • He could not have lived thirty hours -- there was an abscess on his brain. Cited from With Edged Tools, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • He was later forced to leave his job after being diagnosed with brain abscess.
  • From another bed, a young wife of sixteen spoke of having been ill with abscesses. Cited from Lighted to Lighten: The Hope of India, by Alice B. Van Doren
  • In some cases surgery may need to take place to remove the abscess.
  • After a few days the abscesses usually break, and the symptoms are less severe. Cited from Common Diseases of Farm Animals, by R. A. Craig
  • I began with abscesses and got almost as far as aneurism before the sun began to set. Cited from Phyllis, by Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Symptoms start appearing two to eight days before the formation of an abscess.
  • It is generally associated with abscess formation and is commonly found in the central nervous system.
  • When the liver is attacked and the abscess has worked its way outside, it means the end. Cited from Three Cities Trilogy, Complete, by Emile Zola
  • The surface of the skin in the region of the abscess should be kept clean. Cited from Common Diseases of Farm Animals, by R. A. Craig
  • An abscess should be opened, keep up the patient's strength. Cited from Mother's Remedies, by T. J. Ritter
  • She had developed an abscess under a bridge in her lower jaw.
  • A failed root canal treatment may also create a similar abscess.
  • Cold abscesses should, if possible, be dealt with before operating on the joint. Cited from Manual of Surgery, by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Then abscesses would form, to break out after an interval in some remote portion of the body. Cited from The Downfall, by Emile Zola
  • Later on, she had been stricken with a brain abscess, and was almost near death herself.
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Meaning of abscess

  • noun Symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue