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Programmed Cell Death

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Programmed cell death, sometimes known as apoptosis, is when an unwanted cell deliberately commits suicide in a multicellular organism. This often comes from the advantages to be obtained from an organism's life cycle, not as a result of acute tissue injury.

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