Definitions for "Programmed cell death"
A type of cell death in which a series of molecular steps in a cell leads to its death. This is the bodyâ€(tm)s normal way of getting rid of unneeded or abnormal cells. The process of programmed cell death may be blocked in cancer cells. Also called apoptosis.
Normal benign process of cell suicide, in which the cell shrinks, dissolves its contents, and activates phagocytosis by neighboring cells.
A form of cell death essential for development that is based on a mechanism that requires protein synthesis.