Hemolysin unit



hemolysin unit n.
The smallest quantity of inactivated immune serum that will sensitize a suspension of red blood cells so that complement will cause complete hemolysis.

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  • Hemolysis

    [hi-mol-uh-sis] /hɪˈmɒl ə sɪs/ noun 1. the breaking down of red blood cells with liberation of hemoglobin. hemolysis he·mol·y·sis (hĭ-mŏl’ĭ-sĭs, hē’mə-lī’sĭs) or he·ma·tol·y·sis (hē’mə-tŏl’ĭ-sĭs) n. The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with release of hemoglobin. Also called erythrocytolysis, erythrolysis. hemolysis (hĭ-mŏl’ĭ-sĭs, hē’mə-lī’sĭs) The destruction of red blood cells, caused by disruption of the […]

  • Hemolytic

    [hi-mol-uh-sis] /hɪˈmɒl ə sɪs/ noun 1. the breaking down of red blood cells with liberation of hemoglobin. hemolytic he·mo·lyt·ic (hē’mə-lĭt’ĭk) adj. Destructive to red blood cells; hematolytic. hemolysis he·mol·y·sis (hĭ-mŏl’ĭ-sĭs, hē’mə-lī’sĭs) or he·ma·tol·y·sis (hē’mə-tŏl’ĭ-sĭs) n. The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with release of hemoglobin. Also called erythrocytolysis, erythrolysis. hemolysis (hĭ-mŏl’ĭ-sĭs, hē’mə-lī’sĭs) The […]



  • Hemolytic-anemia

    noun, Pathology. 1. an anemic condition characterized by the destruction of red blood cells: seen in some drug reactions and in certain infectious and hereditary disorders. hemolytic anemia n. Anemia resulting from the abnormal destruction of of red blood cells, as in response to certain toxic or infectious agents and in certain inherited blood disorders. […]

  • Hemolytic disease of newborn

    hemolytic disease of newborn n. See erythroblastosis fetalis.



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