cell death


What does necrosis mean? Necrosis is an uncontrolled type of cell death that happens before the end of the natural life span of the cell. Pathologists use the word necrotic to describe a large area of tissue that has died by way of necrosis. Another common type of cell death is called apoptosis. What causes …
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What does apoptosis mean? Apoptosis is a type of cell death. It is also called programmed cell death because the cells follow a set of instructions that tell them how to die. These instructions allow the cell to die without causing inflammation or damaging any of the healthy cells around it. Apoptosis is very different …
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