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.

The part of the respiratory system that begins with the larynx and continues as several generations of airway branches supplying the alveoli.

Specialized tissue of the lymphatic system where concentrated numbers of white blood cells reside located in bundles throughout the body.

Infection of the lower part of the urinary system, including the bladder and urethra; most often it is a bacterial infection.

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.