Pronunciation: hem'o-raj'inz, -ra'jins
Definition: Cytolysins found in certain venoms and poisonous material from some plants, rattlesnake venom and ricin; hemorrhagins cause degeneration and lysis of endothelial cells in capillaries and small vessels, thereby resulting in numerous small hemorrhages in the tissues.
[hemorrhage + -in]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.