Autophagy: Self-Repair Mechanism at Cellular Level - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on Feb 17, 2017
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Glossary

Organelles: Specialized structures found within a living cell.

Lysosome: An organelle in the cellís cytoplasm that contain enzymes to degrade unwanted organelles.

Apoptosis: A normal series of events in a cell that leads to its death.

Cytoplasm: The organelles and the fluid in a living cell other than the nucleus.

Homeostasis: Physiological balance in an organism or cell.

Oxidative stress: Imbalance between production of free radicals and the ability of the cell to detoxify their harmful effects on the body.

Necrosis: Changes due to death of cells or organs.

Neurodegeneration: Progressive loss of structure or function of the nerve cells.

Tumorigenesis: The production or formation of tumor.

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