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The breakdown and disintegration of organic tissue. Also called histodialysis.

his′to·lyt′ic (hĭs′tə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Antagonism of free-radical-induced damage of adlay seed and its antiproliferative effect in human histolytic lymphoma U937 monocytic cells.
CRP (C-reactive protein) is an acute phase protein whose concentration is seen to increase as a result of the inflammatory process, most notably in response to pneumococcal (bacterial) infections, histolytic disease and a variety of disease states.