Pertaining to pus. Containing or composed of pus.
The term “purulent” is often used in regard to drainage. For example, gonorrhea in men usually causes a purulent discharge from the penis.
A thick, whitish-yellow fluid that results from the accumulation of white blood cells, liquefied tissue, and cellular debris. Pus is commonly a sign of infection or foreign material in the body.
- Pustular psoriasis
A type of recurring psoriasis characterized by the appearance of pus-filed lesions in clusters. It can be intensely painful, and hospitalization may be required.
A pustule is a small collection of pus in the top layer of skin (epidermis) or beneath it in the dermis. Pustules frequently form in sweat glands or hair follicles. Pus is a mixture of inflammatory cells and liquid. Put somewhat more simply, a pustule is a little pocket full of pus.
A highly inflammatory skin condition that results in large, fluid-filled, blister-like areas (pustules). Pustulosis typically occurs on the palms of the hands and/or the soles of the feet. The skin of these areas peels and flakes (exfoliates).
An area in the brain within a structure called the lentiform nucleus. The putamen may decrease in size as a result of damage in Huntington’s disease. The word “putamen” is from Latin, referring to that which falls off in pruning, from “puto”, to prune. It is pronounced pyu-ta’men.