Definition of Haemolysis

1. Noun. Lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin.

Exact synonyms: Haematolysis, Hematolysis, Hemolysis
Generic synonyms: Lysis
Derivative terms: Haemolytic, Hemolytic

Definition of Haemolysis

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of hemolysis) ¹

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Medical Definition of Haemolysis

1. 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 = dissolution This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haemolysis

haemolymph gland
haemolymph node
haemolysin factors
haemolysis (current term)
haemolytic anaemia
haemolytic anaemia of newborn
haemolytic chain
haemolytic disease of newborn
haemolytic disease of the newborn
haemolytic gas
haemolytic jaundice
haemolytic streptococci
haemolytic system
haemolytic unit
haemolytic uraemic syndrome

Literary usage of Haemolysis

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

1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1906)
"plete haemolysis with o. i cc; from this tube the haemolysis decreases in the series both upwards and downwards; almost the same degree of haemolysis ..."

2. A Manual of Physiology: With Practical Exercises by George Neil Stewart (1918)
"Laking of Blood, or haemolysis/—Even in thin layers blood is opaque, owing to reflection of the light by the red corpuscles. It becomes transparent or ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Extreme congestion of the lymphatic glands was also produced, leading to diapedesis of red cells and haemolysis in the lymph sinuses. ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"The delayed danger is that from haemolysis, which danger cannot always be eliminated by the most careful tests prior to the operation. ..."

5. Serum Diagnosis of Syphilis and the Butyric Acid Test for Syphilis by Hideyo Noguchi (1910)
"SERUM haemolysis. THE red blood-corpuscles of animals when put in contact ... haemolysis by serum results from the cooperated (coordinated) action of two ..."

6. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1903)
"Pernicious anaemia is essentially a haemolytic disease, the haemolysis being due to some as ... The haemolysis of pernicious anaemia differs only in degree, ..."

7. Laboratory Manual for the Detection of Poisons and Powerful Drugs by Wilhelm Autenrieth (1921)
"Physiological Salt Solution and haemolysis To prevent red blood-corpuscles from changing volume in experiments requiring dilution of blood, an isotonic salt ..."

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