Definition of Chromatolysis

1. [n -LYSES]



Medical Definition of Chromatolysis

1. The disintegration of the granules of chromophil substance (Nissl bodies) in a nerve cell body which may occur after exhaustion of the cell or damage to its peripheral process; other changes considered part of chromatolysis include swelling of the perikaryon and shifting of the nucleus from its central position to the periphery. Synonym: chromatinolysis, chromolysis, tigrolysis. Origin: chromato-+ G. Lysis, dissolution Central chromatolysis, chromatolysis associated with significant axonal injury. Synonym: retrograde chromatolysis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromatolysis

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chromatographer
chromatographic
chromatographical
chromatographically
chromatographies
chromatographing
chromatographs
chromatography
chromatography column
chromatography paper
chromatoid
chromatokinesis
chromatology
chromatolyses
chromatolysis (current term)
chromatolytic
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chromatopectic
chromatopexis
chromatophil
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chromatophobia
chromatophore
chromatophores
chromatophorotropic
chromatophorotropic hormone
chromatoplasm
chromatopsia

Literary usage of Chromatolysis

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1. A Text-book of Histology by Alexander A. Böhm, M. von Davidoff (1904)
"E. chromatolysis. In the living organism many cells are destroyed during the various physiologic processes and replaced by new ones. On the death of a cell, ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1906)
"chromatolysis of many nerve cells is also evident. This is especially marked in the segments below and including lumbar IV. In these segments there are ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"chromatolysis of many nerve cells is also evident. This is especially marked in the segments below and including lumbar IV. In these segments there are ..."

4. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1905)
"In a few of the large pyramids the chromatolysis seemed to be of a distinctly ... While the evidence seems to point to a central chromatolysis which in the ..."

5. Review of Neurology and Psychiatry (1905)
"The majority showed some degree of chromatolysis. ... Almost all the cells were swollen, and showed a marked degree of chromatolysis. ..."

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