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"Necrosis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The pathological process occurring in cells that are dying from irreparable injuries. It is caused by the progressive, uncontrolled action of degradative ENZYMES, leading to MITOCHONDRIAL SWELLING, nuclear flocculation, and cell lysis. Distinguish it from APOPTOSIS which is a normal, regulated cellular process.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Necrosis" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Necrosis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 849 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 41 publications in 2018
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