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Inducing fever:‘a pyrogenic response follows intravenous injection of endotoxin’
- ‘Endotoxin bacteria also are called pyrogenic bacteria because they activate the inflammatory process and produce fever.’
- ‘It is possible that when BAL is performed in an infected or inflamed area in infants, more pyrogenic cytokines are released.’
- ‘They can cause pyrogenic reaction symptoms, including fever, chills, and hypotension.’
- ‘Chemical mediators are released that secrete pyrogenic endotoxins and exotoxins.’
- ‘The pyrogenic exotoxins, also known as erythrogenic toxins, are responsible for the rash of scarlet fever.’
2Caused or produced by combustion or the application of heat:‘pyrogenic factors affecting the fluctuation of the forest–savannah boundary’
- ‘Fire-suppression efforts soon followed, largely eliminating fire from these pyrogenic forests.’
- ‘Our results confirm the nature of Florida scrub as an ‘autosuccessional’ ecosystem, typical of most pyrogenic shrublands.’
- ‘Xeric oak scrub communities are pyrogenic, so their flora and fauna have developed adaptations to fire.’
- ‘Fever is the body's response to an infection or inflammation, and is triggered by special pyrogenic hormones from the hypothalamus.’
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