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Necrosis

The pathological process occurring in cells that are dying from irreparable injuries. It is caused by the progressive, uncontrolled action of degradative ENZYMES, leading to MITOCHONDRIAL SWELLING, nuclear flocculation, and cell lysis. It is distinct it from APOPTOSIS, which is a normal, regulated cellular process.

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Tree Number(s): C23.550.717, G04.146.638

MeSH Unique ID: D009336

Entry Terms:

  • Necroses

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