Tissue Death

  1. What is artophy?
    • Shrinkage of tissue through a loss in cell size or number
    • -senile atrophy (through normal aging)
    • -disuse atrophy (from lack of use..astronauts)
  2. What is necrosis?
    • premature, pathological death of tissue due to trauma, toxins, or infections
    • -infarction-blood supply is cut off
    • -gangrene-insufficient blood supply
  3. What is apoptosis?
    • Programmed cell death
    • -normal death of cells that have completed their function and best serve the body by dying and getting out of the way
Author
meshellann
ID
62202
Card Set
Tissue Death
Description
definitions of tissue deaths
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