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Is tissue growth by cell division (mitosis and cytokinesis) permanent?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
In our body, some tissues die and grow back but some do not grow but slowly die. I assume your word "permanent" means indefinitely.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Cells multiply, move and die as part of the ongoing processes in the body. Some tissues turnover more slowly than others. Nothing is permanent. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. Get HPV, Flu and Covid vaccines. Wish you good health!
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