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Depyrogenation

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A pyrogen is a substance which causes, when in the blood flow of a homeothermic animal, a rise in the body or central temperature. The pyrogens can be synthetic molecules but often are toxins produced by pathogenic bacteria. Depyrogenation is the process of removing these pyrogens from a solution or compound. Depyrogenation has to be performed on containers and reactants to be used for some life detection tests.

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Conley, C.A. (2011). Depyrogenation. In: , et al. Encyclopedia of Astrobiology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11274-4_414

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