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What is a pyrogen?

Reference Number: AA-00875 Created: 06/01/2012 03:27 PM Last Updated: 06/01/2012 03:28 PM

The definition according to answers.com is "A pyrogen is defined as a fever-producing agent. Pyrogens are substances that cause febrile reactions when sufficient amounts enter the circulatory system. Bacterial endotoxin is the most significant pyrogen because of its potency and ubiquity."

 

 

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