autodigestion


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Origin of granules in granular cell tumor: intracellular myelin formation with autodigestion.
This complex is highly toxic to the cell, thus disrupts membrane function which ultimately leads to parasite cell autodigestion (25).
Dar nutricion mediante sonda a yeyuno sin estimular el pancreas es favorable para el paciente, ya que lo que se busca es basicamente dejar el pancreas en reposo mientras el organismo logra la homeostasis para equilibrar todas sus funciones luego del insulto de la autodigestion del pancreas.
The mass spectra are internally mass-calibrated with two fragment-ion masses of the trypsin autodigestion products: amino acid sequences 108-115 ([[M+H].
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.