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  • adjective biology That causes the death of cells

Etymologies

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From cyto- + -cidal

Examples

  • A Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein with selective cytocidal action to human cells.

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  • Rexin-G, a nonreplicative pathology-targeted retroviral vector bearing a cytocidal cyclin G1 construct, was tested in a phase I/II study for gemcitabine-resistant pancreatic cancer.

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  • Radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome (RIGS) results from a combination of direct cytocidal effects on intestinal crypt and endothelial cells and subsequent loss of the mucosal barrier, resulting in electrolyte imbalance, diarrhea, weight loss, infection and mortality.

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  • 4 Department of Pathology and Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America Radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome (RIGS) results from a combination of direct cytocidal effects on intestinal crypt and endothelial cells and subsequent loss of the mucosal barrier, resulting in electrolyte imbalance, diarrhea, weight loss, infection and mortality.

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