autophagia


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autophagia

 [aw″to-fa´ge-ah]
1. eating or biting of one's own flesh.
2. nutrition of the body by consumption of its own tissues.

au·to·pha·gi·a

(aw'tō-fā'jē-ă),
1. Biting one's own flesh; for example, as a symptom of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.
2. Maintenance of the nutrition of the whole body by metabolic consumption of some of the body tissues.
3. Synonym(s): autophagy
[auto- + G. phagō, to eat]

autophagia

/au·to·pha·gia/ (-fa´jah)
1. eating one's own flesh.
2. nutrition of the body by consumption of its own tissues.
3. autophagy (1).

autophagia

[-fā′jə]
1 a mental disorder characterized by the biting or eating of one's own flesh, as may occur in Lesch-Nyan syndrome.
2 the automatic consumption of one's own tissues by fasting or dieting.
3 the metabolic action of catabolism.

autophagy

The catabolism of the cell by its own enzymes due to the unleashing of the lysosome’s digestive machinery.

au·to·pha·gi·a

(aw'tō-fā'jē-ă)
1. Biting one's own flesh; e.g., as a symptom of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.
2. Maintenance of the nutrition of the whole body by metabolic consumption of some of the body tissues.
3. Synonym(s): autophagy.
[auto- + G. phagō, to eat]

autophagia

1. eating or biting of one's own flesh.
2. nutrition of the body by consumption of its own tissues.
3. autophagy.
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Like these and other studies with the QUIS model, such behaviors are not consistent among all animals, with at least 30 percent of rats never developing this autophagia [35].