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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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Complexos de paladio e platina testados com metronidazol, que e uma droga altamente eficaz contra a disturbios agudos causada pela Entamoeba histolytic, mostraram-se mais ativos do que este farmaco livre contra a mesma doenca (Garoufs, Hadijkakou, Hadijliads, 2009).
C-TBLB/b + EBUS-TBNA also exhibited stronger potency of histolytic diagnosis for malignancies than either EBUS-TBNA or C-TBLB/b alone.
Such complex regeneration is a result of multiple synergistic biologic pathways working together including the reprogramming of cells in damaged tissues, an appropriate histolytic response for extracellular matrix remodeling, and a balanced activation of the innate immune response to support ongoing morphogenesis.