Classification and external resources
ICD-9 799.89
MeSH D017441

Necrobiosis is defined as the physiological death of a cell, and can be caused by certain conditions such as basophilia, erythema or the presence of a tumor. It is identified both with[1] and without necrosis.

It is associated with necrobiosis lipoidica and granuloma annulare.

Necrobiosis differs from apoptosis, which causes the death of a damaged cell in order to protect the body from harm.


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  • necrobiosis — f. fisiol. Muerte fisiológica de las células o tejidos ocasionada, generalmente, por la anulación de la circulación sanguínea en un determinado territorio. Medical Dictionary. 2011. necrobiosis …   Diccionario médico

  • Necrobiosis — Nec ro*bi*o sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. nekro s dead + ? way of life, fr. ? life.] (Biol. & Med.) The death of a part of an organism by molecular disintegration and without loss of continuity, as in the processes of degeneration and atrophy; a normal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Necrobiosis — vgl. Nekrobiose …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • necrobiosis — [nek΄rō bī ō′sis] n. [ModL < NECRO + BIOSIS] the process of decay and death of body cells …   English World dictionary

  • necrobiosis — 1. Physiologic or normal death of cells or tissues as a result of changes associated with development, aging, or use. 2. Necrosis of a small area of tissue. [necro + G. bios, life] n. lipoidica, n. lipoidica diabeticorum a condition, in many… …   Medical dictionary

  • necrobiosis — ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Proceso de descomposición localizado que se produce lentamente en el espesor de un tejido rodeado de otros que mantienen su actividad vital. IRREG. plural necrobiosis …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • necrobiosis — n. a gradual process by which cells lose their function and die. Necrobiosis lipoidica is a disease in which degeneration of collagen produces sharply demarcated yellowish brown plaques, especially on the shins of women. It is often, but not… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • necrobiosis — n. [Gr. nekros, corpse; bios, life] A series of tissue changes occurring after the death of an individual cell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • necrobiosis — necrobiotic /nek roh buy ot ik/, adj. /nek roh buy oh sis/, n. Med. the death of cells or tissue caused by aging or disease. Cf. necrosis. [1875 80; NECRO + BIOSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • necrobiosis — noun The normal death of cells or tissues because of age related changes. Syn: bionecrosis See Also: necrosis …   Wiktionary