Definition of Hemolysin

1. Noun. Any substance that can cause lysis (destruction) of erythrocytes (red blood cells) and the release of their hemoglobin.

Exact synonyms: Erythrocytolysin, Erythrolysin, Haemolysin
Generic synonyms: Organic Compound
Specialized synonyms: Streptolysin



Definition of Hemolysin

1. Noun. (medicine) Any substance (often an exotoxin) that damages the membranes of red blood cells and thus releases hemoglobin ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hemolysin

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Medical Definition of Hemolysin

1. Bacterial exotoxins that can lyse erythrocytes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemolysin

hemoglobinometer
hemoglobinometers
hemoglobinopathies
hemoglobinopathy
hemoglobins
hemoglobinuria
hemoglobinurias
hemoglobinuric
hemoid
hemolymph
hemolymphoid
hemolymphs
hemolysate
hemolysates
hemolyses
hemolysin (current term)
hemolysins
hemolysis
hemolytic
hemolytic anaemia
hemolytic anemia
hemolytic disease
hemolytic diseases
hemolyze
hemolyzed
hemolyzes
hemolyzing
hemonectin
hemopathology
hemopathy

Literary usage of Hemolysin

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1. Pathogenic microorganisms by William Hallock Park (1920)
"Standardization of hemolysin. — hemolysin is standardized for the purpose of determining the unit. This is defined as the smallest amount of ..."

2. Immunity, Methods of Diagnosis and Therapy and Their Practical Application by Julius Bernhard Citron (1914)
"Inactive hemolysin. 4. Red blood cells. In view of the above-mentioned ... Not only the addition of complement, but also of immune hemolysin can be ..."

3. A Practical Text-book of Infection, Immunity, and Specific Therapy: With by John Albert Kolmer (1915)
"In general, these aim to remove the natural hemolysins, such as natural antisheep hemolysin, from human serums preliminary to making the Wassermann test, ..."

4. American Journal of Syphilis (1921)
"In methods em/ploying a titration of complement, the hemolysin should be titrated with the average unit of complement as determined by experience. ..."

5. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"In the second series, the effect of the concentration of hemolysin on the ... The number of hemolysin units that this quantity of sheep corpuscles is ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"The hemolysin we believe to play no role in human intoxications, the toxin being the active principle—since it can be boiled and resists the action of the ..."

7. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"... only two cases exhibited any hemolysin, and then only 25 percent ... hemolysin.—The results of tests of twenty- five human sera against rabbit ..."

8. A Text-book of Pathology by William George MacCallum, Harry Gideon Wells (1907)
"Venom agglutinin is quite independent of the hemolysin, for it is destroyed by heating to 75°— 80°, whereas the hemolysin is destroyed only partly at 100°. ..."

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