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Sputum

"Sputum" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Material coughed up from the lungs and expectorated via the mouth. It contains MUCUS, cellular debris, and microorganisms. It may also contain blood or pus.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sputum" by people in this website by year, and whether "Sputum" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 139 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2004 and 2012 and 2015
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