lympholysis

lympholysis

[limfol′əsis]
Etymology: L, lympha + Gk, lysein, to loosen
cellular destruction of lymphocytes, especially of certain ones in the process of an immune response. lympholytic, adj.
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A lymphopenia like condition in animal with periparturient inflammatory diseases may be associated with corticosteroid induced shifts of lymphocytes from blood to other body compartments or due to lympholysis, especially of T cells as suggested by Jain (1993).
23,24) HAART would not be expected to prevent the lympholytic effects of chemotherapy, and if it did, would raise concern that it was also protecting against lympholysis of the malignant cells.

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