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(pathology, cytology) The destruction of an organism's cells by enzymes produced by the organism itself.
(pathology) The autodigestion of the tissues of an organism.
The efficacy of this dressing to promote autolysis has been identified through a randomized controlled trial undertaken by Bale et al.
Autolysis is a disintegration of dead tissues brought about by the action of their own ferments, while degeneration takes place in the still living cell.
Gels have a high water content, which aids the rehydration of hard eschar and promotes autolysis in necrotic wounds.
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