hemorrhagin

hem·or·rhag·in or chiefly Brit haem·or·rhag·in .hem-ə-'raj-ən n a toxic substance occurring usu. as a component of various snake venoms and capable of destroying the blood cells and the walls of small blood vessels compare HEMOLYSIN

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hem·or·rha·gin (hem″ə-raґjin) a cytolysin existing in certain venoms and poisons, such as snake venom and ricin, which is destructive to endothelial cells and blood vessels. Cf. endotheliotoxin.

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  • hemorrhagin — hem·or·rhag·in …   English syllables

  • hemorrhagin — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈrajə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hemorrhage + in : a toxic substance occurring usually as a component of various snake venoms and capable of destroying the blood cells and the walls of small blood vessels… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemorrhagin unit — the amount of snake venom necessary to produce hemorrhages in the vascular network of a three day old chick embryo …   Medical dictionary

  • hemolysin — 1. Any substance elaborated by a living agent and capable of causing lysis of red blood cells and liberation of their hemoglobin. SYN: erythrocytolysin, erythrolysin. 2. A sensitizing (complement fixing) antibody that combines with red blood… …   Medical dictionary

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  • endotheliotoxin — en·do·the·lio·tox·in (en″do theґle o tok″sin) a specific toxin that acts on the endothelium of capillaries and small veins, producing hemorrhage. Cf. hemorrhagin …   Medical dictionary

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