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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pir'o-men, pi'ro-

Definition: A sterile, nonprotein, nonanaphylactogenic extract of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus vulgaris. The active components are bacterial polysaccharides of low toxicity; used to treat some allergic, dermatologic, and ophthalmic disorders.

Synonym(s): pyromen

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