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Relating to lysosomes.
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(lī′sŏ-sōm″) [ lyso- + -some]
An organelle that is part of the intracellular digestive system. The lysosome contains within its limiting membrane hydrolytic enzymes that break down proteins and carbohydrates. Lysosomal enzymes contribute to the digestion of pathogens phagocytized by a cell and also to the tissue damage that accompanies inflammation.
lysosomal (lī″sŏ-sōm′ăl), adjective
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(2003) Silymarin and vitamin E reduce amiodarone-induced lysosomal phospholipidosis in rats.

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