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Proliferation

Proliferation is the growth of tissue cells. In many diseases, it is abnormal. Cancer cells are very prolific. They have high rates of cell division and growth.

References

Hall JE. Genetic control of protein synthesis, cell function, and cell reproduction. In: Hall JE, ed. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 3.

  • Cell proliferation

    Cell proliferation - illustration

    Cancer cells are very prolific; they have high rates of cell division and growth.

    Cell proliferation

    illustration

    • Cell proliferation

      Cell proliferation - illustration

      Cancer cells are very prolific; they have high rates of cell division and growth.

      Cell proliferation

      illustration

     

    Review Date: 2/7/2019

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