haemolysis

n.
the destruction of red blood cells (erythrocyte). Within the body, haemolysis may result from defects within the red cells or from poisoning, infection, or the action of antibodies; it may occur in mismatched blood transfusions. It usually leads to anaemia. Haemolysis of blood specimens may result from unsatisfactory collection or storage or be brought about intentionally as part of an analytical procedure (see laking).

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  • haemolysis — see hemolysis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • haemolysis — Leakage of haemoglobin from erythrocytes due to membrane damage …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • haemolysis — n. (Medicine) dissolution of red blood cells, breaking down of red blood cells (also hemolysis) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • haemolysis —   n. destruction of red blood corpuscles.    ♦ haemolytic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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