myolysis

noun

my·​ol·​y·​sis mī-ˈäl-ə-səs How to pronounce myolysis (audio)
plural myolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce myolysis (audio)
1
: destruction or disintegration of muscle tissue
myolysis is typical in sea snake and tiger snake envenomations A. Barelli et al.
2
: a laparoscopic procedure for treating uterine fibroids that involves coagulation (as by electric current) of blood vessels supplying the fibroid with subsequent shrinkage of the fibroid
myolytic adjective

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“Myolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myolysis. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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