Hemolysis

Lysis of red blood cells.
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hemolysis

[n] - lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin
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hemolysis

Release of hemoglobin from erythrocytes, and its appearance in the plasma.
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Hemolysis

The breakdown of senescent red blood cells into recycleable constituents, with particular importance given to the reuse of the heme part of hemoglobin.
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Hemolysis

Hemolysis: The destruction of red blood cells which leads to the release of hemoglobin from within the red blood cells into the blood plasma. Etymology: The word 'hemolysis' is made up of 'hemo-', blood + 'lysis', the disintegration of cells.
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hemolysis

Synonym for haemolysis ... <haematology> Disruption of the integrity of the red cell membrane causing release of haemoglobin. ... Haemolysis may be caused by bacterial haemolysins, by antibodies that cause complement dependent lysis, by placing red cells in a hypotonic solution or by defects in the red cell membrane. ... Origin: Gr. Lysis = d
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hemolysis

(he-mol´ә-sis) rupture of erythrocytes with release of hemoglobin into the plasma. Certain toxins, and substances called hemolysins, can do this. Intravenous administration of a hypotonic solution or distilled water will also destroy red blood cells by causing them to fill with fluid until their membranes rupture....
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hemolysis

breakdown or destruction of red blood cells so that the contained hemoglobin is freed into the surrounding medium. Antibody (lysin) attaches to the ... [5 related articles]
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hemolysis

The destruction of erythrocytes (red blood cells). Hemolysis is the normal process by which old red blood cells that have lost their elasticity are destroyed, mainly in the spleen. This process releases iron for recycling in new red blood cells. Bilarubin, a waste product of hemolysis, is excreted i...
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hemolysis

hemolysis (himol'isis) , destruction of red blood cells in the bloodstream. Although new red blood cells, or erythrocytes, are continuously created and old ones destroyed, an excessive rate of destruction sometimes occurs. The dead cells, in sufficiently large numbers, overwhelm the organ that d...
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hemolysis

Type: Term Pronunciation: hē-mol′i-sis Definitions: 1. Alteration, dissolution, or destruction of red blood cells in such a manner that hemoglobin is liberated into the medium in which the cells are suspended, by specific complement-fixing antibodies, toxins, various chemical agents, tonicity, alteration of temperature. Synonyms: erythro
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HEMOLYSIS

Red blood cell destruction.
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hemolysis

The breakdown of red blood cells. Some diseases, medicines, and toxins may cause red blood cells to break down more quickly than usual.
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Hemolysis

Hemolysis (or haemolysis)—from the Greek αἷμα (aima, haema, hemo-) meaning `blood` and λύσις (lusis, lysis, -lysis) meaning a `loosing`, `setting free` or `releasing`—is the rupturing of erythrocytes (red blood cells) and the release of their contents (cytoplasm) into surrounding fluid (e.g., blood plasma). Hemolysis may occu...
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HEMOLYSIS

the breakdown or destruction of red blood cells.
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hemolysis

Breaking or destruction of red blood cells.
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hemolysis

The breakdown of red blood cells.
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hemolysis

The breakdown of red blood cells.
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