Definition of Pyorrhea

1. Noun. Discharge of pus.

Exact synonyms: Pyorrhoea
Generic synonyms: Pathology



2. Noun. Chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets.
Exact synonyms: Pyorrhea Alveolaris, Pyorrhoea, Riggs' Disease
Generic synonyms: Periodontal Disease, Periodontitis
Specialized synonyms: Pericementoclasia

Definition of Pyorrhea

1. Noun. An inflammation of the gums in which the teeth become loose; chronic periodontitis ¹

2. Noun. A discharge of pus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pyorrhea

1. a discharge of pus [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyorrhea

pynouns
pyo-
pyocyanase
pyocyanin
pyoderma
pyodermas
pyodermata
pyodermic
pyogenic
pyoid
pyometra
pyoner
pyoners
pyonings
pyopneumothorax
pyorrhea (current term)
pyorrhea alveolaris
pyorrheal
pyorrheas
pyorrheic
pyorrhoea
pyorrhoeas
pyorrhoeic
pyoses
pyosis
pyot
pyots
pyoverdin
pyoverdine
pyoverdines

Literary usage of Pyorrhea

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1. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1920)
"pyorrhea ALVEOLARIS GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS The occurrence of pyorrhea ... Bass and Johns state that they found pyorrhea in 95 per cent. of the cases ..."

2. Modern Dental Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Including the by John Peter Buckley (1910)
"pyorrhea ALVEOLARIS. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS. Because of the customary use of the term, and for want of a better one, this much-named disease has been called ..."

3. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"pyorrhea alveolaris is here, as in all parte of the world, ... The literature on pyorrhea alveolaris written in the last 10 years will fill many volumes, ..."

4. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1921)
"26 Infected teeth 133 Devitalized teeth condemned 64 pyorrhea teeth condemned 32 Patients with pyorrhea 20 (76.9 per cent) Impactions 0 0 Roots 15 6 (23.0 ..."

5. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1889)
"Points in the Etiology of pyorrhea Alveolaris. PAPER BY JD PATTERSON, OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION. SINCE reading an article before this body at its ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Artificial Crown-, Bridge-, and Porcelain-work by George Evans (1920)
"CHAPTER VIII BRIDGE-WORK AND SPLINTING IN CASES OF pyorrhea ALVEOLARIS THE ... This attachment may occasionally be applied in cases of pyorrhea alveolaris. ..."

7. Oral Sepsis in Its Relationship to Systemic Disease by William Waddell Duke (1918)
"The successful treatment of pyorrhea depends upon the removal of each abnormal ... Causes of pyorrhea Alveolaris 1. Microorganisms; streptococcus group ..."

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