cell death

What does necrosis mean?

Necrosis is a type of cell death. Necrosis is an uncontrolled type of cell death that happens before the end of the natural life span of the cell. Non-cancerous cells can die by necrosis as a result of injury, infection, or radiation. Cancer cells also frequently die by necrosis as some cells in the fast …
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What is apoptosis?

Apoptosis is a type of cell death. It is also called programmed cell death because the cells follow a set of instructions which tell them how to die. These instructions allow the cell to die without damaging any of the healthy cells around it. Over time, all healthy cells age and become damaged and some …
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