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lysis

[′lī·səs]
(cell and molecular biology)
Dissolution of a cell or tissue by the action of a lysin.
(medicine)
Gradual decline in the manifestations of a disease, especially an infectious disease. Also known as defervescence.
Gradual fall of fever.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lysis

 

(1) A slow and gradual fall in body temperature in febrile diseases (contrasted with crisis) and the abatement of symptoms in the course of several days. Lysis lasts from three to ten or 12 days. A number of infectious diseases (typhoid fever, scarlet fever, measles), focal inflammations of the lungs, and pleuritis terminate in lysis.

(2) The dissolution or destruction of cells, including microorganisms; disruption of tissue structure under the influence of enzymes and other lytic agents.

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lysis

A plinth or step above the cornice of the podium of some Roman temples; when present in a columnar edifice, it constitutes the stylobate proper.
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Based on review of the literature, this is the only case of uterine leiomyosarcoma, where tumor lysis occurred spontaneously without the patient receiving chemotherapy.
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Such localization has only been published three times [5-7], but never in conjunction with bone lysis. This bone lysis is in fact very rare, and some odontogenic myxomas with gnathic bone lysis have been described [8] but they presented more aggressive proliferation with cortical lysis and the worst prognostics.
Two types of lysis can be distinguished both in vivo and in vitro: external and internal lysis [13].