Definition of Haemolysin

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

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

Definition of Haemolysin

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of hemolysin) ¹

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Medical Definition of Haemolysin

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haemolysin

haemoglobinuric nephrosis
haemolymph gland
haemolymph node
haemolysin (current term)
haemolysin factors
haemolytic anaemia
haemolytic anaemia of newborn
haemolytic chain
haemolytic disease of newborn
haemolytic disease of the newborn
haemolytic gas
haemolytic jaundice

Literary usage of Haemolysin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Elements of Bacteriological Technique: A Laboratory Guide for Medical by John William Henry Eyre (1913)
"If, and when the haemolysin content of the rabbit's serum is found to be sufficient, destroy the animal by chloroform vapour. Remove as much of its blood as ..."

2. Immunochemistry: The Application of the Principles of Physical Chemistry to by Svante Arrhenius (1907)
"This formula indicates also that one unit of the haemolysin (that is, ... The circumstance that the quantity of haemolysin is to be subtracted from the ..."

3. Collected Studies on Immunity by Paul Ehrlich (1906)
"These blood-cells then were entirely insusceptible to the haemolysin of their own ... If we designate the specific haemolysin developed by the injection of ..."

4. Immunity and Specific Therapy by Walter d'Este Emery (1909)
"The blood of an animal which has been injected with virulent streptococci is found to contain haemolysin, and that this is actually the haemolysin produced ..."

5. Transactions of the Pathological Society of London by Pathological Society of London (1903)
"A quantity of haemolysin-producing stroma was extracted for six hours in a Soxhlet-s apparatus. At the end of that time the residue was incapable of ..."

6. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1908)
"A series of experiments was also made to determine the maximum temperature which the haemolysin of habu venom would endure. Tubes of a 1 per cent solution ..."

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