When a cell´s plasma membrane is ruptured, this leads to the release of cytoplasm and the death of the cell.

Ly"sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. .] Med.

The resolution or favorable termination of a disease, coming on gradually and not marked by abrupt change.

⇒ It is usually contrasted with crisis, in which the improvement is sudden and marked; as, pneumonia ends by crisis, typhoid fever by lysis.

 

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