chromolysis


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chro·ma·tol·y·sis

(krō'mă-tol'i-sis),
The disintegration of the granules of chromophil substance (Nissl bodies) in a nerve cell body that may occur after exhaustion of the cell or damage to its peripheral process; other changes considered part of chromatolysis include swelling of the perikaryon and shifting of the nucleus from its central position to the periphery.
[chromato- + G. lysis, dissolution]

chro·ma·tol·y·sis

(krō'mă-tol'i-sis)
The disintegration of the granules of chromophil substance (Nissl bodies) in a nerve cell body that may occur after exhaustion of the cell or damage to its peripheral process.
Synonym(s): chromolysis.
[chromato- + G. lysis, dissolution]

chromolysis