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Pus vs. Mucus

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Pusnoun

A whitish-yellow or yellow substance composed primarily of dead white blood cells and dead pyogenic bacteria; normally found in regions of bacterial infection.

Mucusnoun

(physiology) A slippery secretion from the lining of the mucous membranes.

Pusverb

(rare) To emit pus.

Mucusnoun

A viscid fluid secreted by mucous membranes, which it serves to moisten and protect. It covers the lining membranes of all the cavities which open externally, such as those of the mouth, nose, lungs, intestinal canal, urinary passages, etc.

Pusnoun

The yellowish white opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated cells floating in a clear liquid.

Mucusnoun

Any other animal fluid of a viscid quality, as the synovial fluid, which lubricates the cavities of the joints; - improperly so used.

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Pusnoun

the tenth month of the Hindu calendar

Mucusnoun

A gelatinous or slimy substance found in certain algæ and other plants.

Pusnoun

a fluid product of inflammation

Mucusnoun

protective secretion of the mucous membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium

Pus

Pus is an exudate, typically white-yellow, yellow, or yellow-brown, formed at the site of inflammation during bacterial or fungal infection. An accumulation of pus in an enclosed tissue space is known as an abscess, whereas a visible collection of pus within or beneath the epidermis is known as a pustule, pimple or spot.

Mucus

Mucus ( MEW-kəs) is a slippery aqueous secretion produced by, and covering, mucous membranes. It is typically produced from cells found in mucous glands, although it may also originate from mixed glands, which contain both serous and mucous cells.

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