Definitions for: Lysis


[n] (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
[n] recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside



Webster (1913) Definition: Ly"sis (l[imac]"s[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ly`sis.]
(Med.)
The resolution or favorable termination of a disease, coming
on gradually and not marked by abrupt change.

Note: It is usually contrasted with crisis, in which the
improvement is sudden and marked; as, pneumonia ends by
crisis, typhoid fever by lysis.

See Also: autolysis, bacteriolysis, convalescence, cytolysis, disintegration, dissolution, electrolysis, haematolysis, haemolysis, hematolysis, hemolysis, karyolysis, necrolysis, osteolysis, radiolysis, recovery, recuperation, thrombolysis

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