Apoptosis. Definition

Medical Definition: Apoptosis

Type of programmed cell death of healthy cells, in which a series of molecular processes leading to cell death. This is the normal process by which the body rids itself of unneeded or abnormal cells. It is a natural cell regeneration process can be prevented apoptosis in cancer cells. Also called programmed cell death. It is thought that our body gets rid of many early cancers that would never come to prosper through this mechanism. Cancer cells are resistant to apoptosis.

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