[microbiology] Hemolysis (or haemolysis in British English) is the breakdown of red blood cells. The ability of bacterial colonies to induce hemolysis when grown on blood agar is used to classify certain microorganisms. This is particularly useful in classifying streptococcal species. A subs...
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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 (hemoglobin) into surrounding flu...
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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 (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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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, toni...
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Red blood cell destruction.
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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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1) Haematolysis 2) Haemolysis 3) Hematolysis 4) Lysis 5) Lysis of red blood cells
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the breakdown or destruction of red blood cells.
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