autoactivation


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au·to·ca·tal·y·sis

(aw'tō-kă-tal'i-sis),
A reaction in which one or more of the products acts to catalyze the reaction; after beginning slowly, the rate of such a reaction rapidly increases. Compare: chain reaction.
Synonym(s): autoactivation

autoactivation

[-ak′tivā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, autos, self, activus, active
self-activation, as when a gland is stimulated by its own secretions.