from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any substance which, introduced into the blood, causes pyrexia or fever.
- n. A substance formed by the action of heat; specifically, a carbon compound formed in this way.
I have long been convinced of the truth of what Dr Pease said that Pyrogen given early in septic conditions would prevent their ever reaching the dangerous stage calling for Arsenic .
Pyrogen produces a condition of mental excitement, and loquacity. He is in a sort of clairvoyant state, cannot tell you whether he is dreaming while awake or asleep.
'Pyrogen' originated as a proposed word for 'electricity.'