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What are stem cells?

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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Definition stem cell

All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell").
After several days, it grows into an embryo, comprised of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are still very unspecialized, and are described as being pluripotent ("potential to become a wide variety of cells"). Adult stem cells are multipotent ("a limited potential for differentiation"}.

In brief: Definition stem cell

All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell").
After several days, it grows into an embryo, comprised of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are still very unspecialized, and are described as being pluripotent ("potential to become a wide variety of cells"). Adult stem cells are multipotent ("a limited potential for differentiation"}.
Dr. Mark Johnson
Dr. Mark Johnson
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Definition

A stem cell is an undifferentiated cell of a multicellular organism that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation.

In brief: Definition

A stem cell is an undifferentiated cell of a multicellular organism that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Variety

Cells that have the ability to become adult cells of many types.
Most researched in human apps are of adult origin (mostly fat, some bone marrow). They are multipotent, meaning can become cell types of various embryonic tissue types. Moral issues now limite use of embryonic types, making adult studies much closer to routine clinical uses.

In brief: Variety

Cells that have the ability to become adult cells of many types.
Most researched in human apps are of adult origin (mostly fat, some bone marrow). They are multipotent, meaning can become cell types of various embryonic tissue types. Moral issues now limite use of embryonic types, making adult studies much closer to routine clinical uses.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: What are stem cells

Stem cell is undiffereciated cell of a multicellular organism, that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type.
There are two broad tupe of stem cells.1 ebryonic stem cells which are isolated from inner cell mass of blastocysts2 adult stem cells which are found in various tissues. Embyonic stem cells can be used for any specialised cells, while adult cells act as repair sy.

In brief: What are stem cells

Stem cell is undiffereciated cell of a multicellular organism, that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type.
There are two broad tupe of stem cells.1 ebryonic stem cells which are isolated from inner cell mass of blastocysts2 adult stem cells which are found in various tissues. Embyonic stem cells can be used for any specialised cells, while adult cells act as repair sy.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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