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Crisis vs. Lysis

Difference Between Crisis and Lysis

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Crisis

A crisis (plural: "crises"; adjectival form: "critical") is any event or period that will lead, or may lead, to an unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual, group, or all of society. Crises are negative changes in the human or environmental affairs, especially when they occur abruptly, with little or no warning.
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Lysis

Lysis ( LY-sis; Greek λύσις lýsis, "a loosing" from λύειν lýein, "to unbind") is the breaking down of the membrane of a cell, often by viral, enzymic, or osmotic (that is, "lytic" LIT-ək) mechanisms that compromise its integrity. A fluid containing the contents of lysed cells is called a lysate.
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Crisis

A time of intense difficulty or danger
The monarchy was in crisis
The current economic crisis
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Lysis

The disintegration of a cell by rupture of the cell wall or membrane.
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Crisis

A crucial or decisive point or situation, especially a difficult or unstable situation involving an impending change.
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Lysis

(Biochemistry) The dissolution or destruction of cells, such as blood cells or bacteria, as by the action of a specific lysin that disrupts the cell membrane.
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Crisis

A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
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Lysis

(Medicine) The gradual subsiding of the symptoms of an acute disease.
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Crisis

An emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person's life.
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Lysis

A gradual recovery from disease (opposed to crisis).
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Crisis

A point in a story or drama when a conflict reaches its highest tension and must be resolved.
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Lysis

(biochemistry) The disintegration or destruction of cells
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Crisis

A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.
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Lysis

(biochemistry) The breakdown of molecules into constituent molecules
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Crisis

An unstable situation, in political, social, economic or military affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change.
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Lysis

(architecture) A plinth or step above the cornice of the podium in an ancient temple.
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Crisis

(medicine) A sudden change in the course of a disease, usually at which point the patient is expected to either recover or die.
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Lysis

The resolution or favorable termination of a disease, coming on gradually and not marked by abrupt change.
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Crisis

(psychology) A traumatic or stressful change in a person's life.
I'm having a major crisis trying to wallpaper the living room.
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Lysis

Recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside
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Crisis

(drama) A point in a drama at which a conflict reaches a peak before being resolved.
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Lysis

(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
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Crisis

The point of time when it is to be decided whether any affair or course of action must go on, or be modified or terminate; the decisive moment; the turning point.
This hour's the very crisis of your fate.
The very times of crisis for the fate of the country.
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Crisis

That change in a disease which indicates whether the result is to be recovery or death; sometimes, also, a striking change of symptoms attended by an outward manifestation, as by an eruption or sweat.
Till some safe crisis authorize their skill.
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Crisis

An unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty;
They went bankrupt during the economic crisis
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Crisis

A crucial stage or turning point in the course of something;
After the crisis the patient either dies or gets better
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