programmed cell death

programmed cell death
noun Date: 1982 apoptosis

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  • Programmed cell death — Also called 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • programmed cell death — A type of cell death in which a series of molecular steps in a cell leads to its death. This is the body’s normal way of getting rid of unneeded or abnormal cells. The process of programmed cell death may be blocked in cancer cells. Also called… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • 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 survival • Syn: ↑apoptosis,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • programmed cell death — A form of cell death, best documented in development, in which activation of the death mechanism requires protein synthesis. Morphologically, the cell appears to die by apoptosis though this is not necessarily the case. Presumably requires some… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • programmed cell death — noun less technical term for apoptosis …   English new terms dictionary

  • programmed cell death — See: apoptosis, p53 gene …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • Programmed cell death 1 — Identifiers Symbols PDCD1; CD279; PD 1; PD1; SLEB2; hPD 1; hPD l External IDs …   Wikipedia

  • cell death — noun (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells) • Syn: ↑necrobiosis • Topics: ↑physiology • Hypernyms: ↑death • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cell death — cessation of the cell s ability to carry out vital functions; cf. apoptosis, necrosis, and programmed cell d …   Medical dictionary

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