Definition of pyrogen in English:


Line breaks: pyro|gen
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪrədʒ(ə)n


  • A substance, typically produced by a bacterium, which produces fever when introduced or released into the blood: pyrogens affect the central neurons
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    • Tests must be performed for pyrogens, sterility, and EO residues.
    • The rabbit pyrogen test is well established as an official end-product test.
    • He is responsible for all pyrogen and bacterial endotoxins testing issues.

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