apoptosis

The most common form of physiological (as opposed to pathological) cell death. Apoptosis is an active process requiring metabolic activity by the dying cell; often characterized by shrinkage of the cell, cleavage of the DNA into fragments that give a so-called 'laddering pattern' on gels and by condensation and margination of chromatin. Often called programmed cell death, though this is not strictly accurate. Cells that die by apoptosis do not us … ...

Apoptosis

death of a cell which is programmed by a set of specific genes. Apoptosis of chondrocytes allows osteoblasts to attach to their calcified matrix, and the epithelial cells forming webs between the fingers to die.
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apoptosis

[n] - a type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself
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Apoptosis

'Programmed cell death'. Normal cells automatically die off once they have reproduced about 60 times. This is called apoptosis.
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Apoptosis

an intrinsic cellular programme that once activated leads to cell death
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Apoptosis

Apoptosis: A form of cell death in which a programmed sequence of events leads to the elimination of cells without releasing harmful substances into the surrounding area. Apoptosis plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining health by eliminating old cells, unnecessary cells, and unhealthy cells. The human body replaces perhaps a million cel...
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apoptosis

<cell biology> Programmed cell death as signalled by the nuclei in normally functioning human and animal cells when age or state of cell health and condition dictates. ... An active process requiring metabolic activity by the dying cell, often characterised by cleavage of the DNA into fragments that give a so called laddering pattern on gels....
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apoptosis

programmed cell death noun a type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself; a cell suicide mechanism that enables metazoans to control cell number and eliminate cells that threaten the animal`s surv...
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apoptosis

(ap″op-to´sis) (ap″o-to´sis) a morphologic pattern of cell death affecting single cells, marked by shrinkage of the cell, condensation of chromatin, formation of cytoplasmic blebs, and fragmentation of the cell into membrane-bound bodies that are eliminated by phagocytosis. It is a mec...
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apoptosis

in biology, a mechanism that allows cells to self-destruct when stimulated by the appropriate trigger. Apoptosis is initiated for various reasons, ... [10 related articles]
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Apoptosis

[derived from two Greek roots
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apoptosis

apoptosis 1. Disintegration of cells into membrane-bound particles that are then eliminated by phagocytosis or by shedding. 2. A form of cell death necessary to make way for new cells and to remove cells whose DNA has been damaged to the point at which cancerous change is liable to occur. 3. The process by which cells naturally self-destruct in t...
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Apoptosis

Programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
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apoptosis

Programmed cell death – the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells. Apoptosis is important for sculpting tissue and organ structure during development of the embryo, but may occur at any time even in adult cells when a tissue needs to be remodeled. Signals to...
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apoptosis

Type: Term Pronunciation: ap′op-tō′sis, ap′ō-tō′sis Definitions: 1. Programmed cell death; deletion of individual cells by fragmentation into membrane-bound particles, which are phagocytized by other cells. Synonyms: programmed cell death
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Apoptosis

The programmed death of a cell. This type of cell death occurs by fragmentation of membranes that are then eliminated.
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apoptosis

A type of cell death in which a series of molecular steps in a cell leads to its death. This is the body
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Apoptosis

Programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
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Apoptosis

Apoptosis (s; from Ancient Greek ἀπό apo, `away from` and πτῶσις ptōsis, `falling`) is the process of programmed cell death (PCD) that may occur in multicellular organisms. Biochemical events lead to characteristic cell changes (morphology) and death. These changes include blebbing, cell shrinkage, nuclear fragmentation, chromatin ...
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apoptosis

A normal series of events in a cell that leads to its death. Also called cell-suicide.
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Apoptosis

Programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells
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Apoptosis

Programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells
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