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What is apoptosis and how does it relate to mitosis?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Growth v. death
Apoptosis is an internal biochemical process in a cell, in which the proper triggers cause the cell to stop working and die.
It is a part of the natural process of tissue remolding and restoration. Mitosis is the term for cellular division - the process by which all cells divide and proliferate. Generally a good thing unless it is a cancerous cell.

In brief: Growth v. death
Apoptosis is an internal biochemical process in a cell, in which the proper triggers cause the cell to stop working and die.
It is a part of the natural process of tissue remolding and restoration. Mitosis is the term for cellular division - the process by which all cells divide and proliferate. Generally a good thing unless it is a cancerous cell.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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