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Introduction: Necrosis

Description of Necrosis

Necrosis: Death of body tissue.

Necrosis: sum of the morphological changes indicative of cell death and caused by the progressive degradation action of enzymes; may affect groups of cells or part of a structure or an organ.
Source: CRISP

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. Distinguish it from APOPTOSIS which is a normal, regulated cellular process.
Source: MeSH 2007

Necrosis: Related Topics

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Necrosis as a Symptom

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Hierarchical classifications of Necrosis

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