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Necrosis

Unplanned cell death caused by outside circumstances, such as traumatic injury or infection. See apoptosis.

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Apoptosis
Programmed cell death, a normal process in which cells die in a controlled and predictable way. See necrosis....
Cells
The basic subunit of any living organism; the simplest unit capable of independent life. Although there are s...

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