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definitions of tissue deaths
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)
What is necrosis?
premature, pathological death of tissue due to trauma, toxins, or infections
-infarction-blood supply is cut off
-gangrene-insufficient blood supply
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