To cause or undergo lysis; to break up, to disintegrate, to effect lysis; a process of disintegration or dissolution (as of cells).

Ruptured or broken open.

Inflammation and enlargement of lymph nodes as a result of a benign, localized, or systemic infection; enlargement is a clinical indication that a person may have some type of bacterial or viral infection.

Agent that destroys all vegetative bacteria (except tubercle bacilli), lipid viruses, some non-lipid viruses, and some fungi, but not bacterial spores.

Infected or diseased lymph nodes.

Determines the concentration of total protein present in a sample. Proteins are purified by acid precipitation, minimizing interference to the assay from predict chemicals. Results are expressed as mg of total protein extracted mg/gm of sample, mg/dm2 as a per surface area. The greater the number, the greater the amount of protein present. The difference between the Bradford and the Lowry is that they are based on the recognition of different amino acids and are affected by different interfering substances.

A white blood cell, either B-cell or T-cell.

Pertaining to the part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis.

A soluble chemical released by sensitized lymphocytes on contact with a specific antigen. Lymphokines help effect cellular immunity by stimulating activity of lymphocytes and macrophages.

Location: psoas muscle. Supplies the anterolateral abdominal wall, external genitalia, part of the pelvic girdle, and lower extremities. Contains both somatic and autonomic elements.