autodigestion


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autodigestion

 [aw″to-dĭ-jes´chun]
dissolution of tissue by its own secretions.

au·tol·y·sis

(aw-tol'i-sis),
1. Enzymatic digestion of cells (especially dead or degenerate) by enzymes present within them (autogenous).
2. Destruction of cells as a result of the presence of a lysin formed in those cells or others in the same organism.
[auto- + G. lysis, dissolution]

autodigestion

/au·to·di·ges·tion/ (aw″to-di-jes´chun) self-digestion; autolysis; especially, digestion of the stomach wall and contiguous structures after death.

autodigestion

a condition in which gastric juices in the pancreas or stomach digest the organ's own tissues.

autodigestion

(1) Autolysis. 
(2) Erosive gastritis.

autodigestion

Pathology The release of enzymes from macrophages, resulting in tissue destruction linked to cell and tissue death in acute pancreatitis

au·tol·y·sis

(aw-tol'i-sis)
1. Enzymatic digestion of cells (especially dead or degenerate) by enzymes present within them (autogenous).
2. Destruction of cells as a result of a lysin formed in those cells or others in the same organism.
Synonym(s): autocytolysis, autodigestion, isophagy.
[auto- + G. lysis, dissolution]

autodigestion

dissolution of tissue by its own secretions.
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We are testing for the first time whether it is possible to help severely ill patients by blocking autodigestion, a condition in which digestive enzymes not only break down food inside the intestine but also the intestine itself," Schmid-Schonbein said.
12,13,164,165) Initiation of the caspase cascade ultimately results in autodigestion of cell contents.
In acute pancreatitis, the enzymes of the pancreas begin to digest the tissues of the gland itself in a process called autodigestion.
Premature trypsinogen activation within acinar cells is thought to play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of AP by activating other pancreatic enzymes and initiating autodigestion (18).