Mastitis - Glossary

Abscess: Symptoms consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue.

Milk ducts: Enclosed passage or channel carrying milk.

Septicemia: Infection of the bloodstream by microorganisms.

Edematous: swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid.

Immune reaction: A bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria) and produces antibodies specifically against that antigen

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