Hemolysis[hē-mol′i-sis]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. Alteration, dissolution, or destruction of red blood cells in such a manner that hemoglobin is liberated into the medium in which the cells are suspended, by specific complement-fixing antibodies, toxins, various chemical agents, tonicity, alteration of temperature.

Synonyms
erythrocytolysis , erythrolysis , hematolysis

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