immune cytolysis


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cytolysis

 [si-tol´ĭ-sis]
cell lysis; the destruction of cells by rupture or disintegration of the membrane and loss of cell contents, such as that produced by viruses, antibodies and complement, or by a hypotonic environment. See also cytotoxicity.
immune cytolysis cell lysis produced by antibody with the participation of complement.

immune cytolysis

cell destruction mediated by a specific antibody, which activates the complement system, resulting in rupture of the cell membrane.

cytolysis

the dissolution of cells.

immune cytolysis
cell lysis produced by antibody with the participation of complement.
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