sequence of events in apoptosis



  • A process of programmed cell death by which cells undergo an ordered sequence of events which leads to death of the cell, as occurs during growth and development of the organism, as a part of normal cell aging, or as a response to cellular injury.


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  • From Ancient Greek ἀπόπτωσις ("a falling off"), from ἀπό + πτῶσις.

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