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The doctor had to first cut away inflected flesh, which could have led to necrosis or other dangerous side effects if it wasn't treated, the Journal Sentinel reported.
The doctor cut away the infected flesh at the site of the bite, which often results in necrosis and other painful, dangerous side effects.
Unlike necrosis, the leftovers of apoptosis are mostly tolerated by the immune system.
Occasionally there can be cases of septicemic plague, where the infection has spread to a person's bloodstream and can cause bleeding and necrosis of tissue, turning it black.
Less common but still possible complications include raised bumps, infection, allergic reaction (some fillers contain eggs, animal products, or lidocaine) or necrosis (tissue death).
These impostors could then be used to dupe overactive immune cells into believing that apoptosis rather than necrosis was taking place.
Planting too early in cooler temperatures can cause stunted growth, wilting, surface pitting, foliage necrosis and increased susceptibility to disease.
This can lead to degenerative joint disease (traumatic arthritis), recurrent instability or avascular necrosis (where the blood supply to the femoral head is disrupted).
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Cells die naturally after a period of time, but may also die as a result of injuries, infections, or cancer. Burns produce necrosis, and the bedsores suffered by nursing-home patients are a form of necrosis. The dreaded condition known as gangrene, in which the dying tissue turns black or green, is another form. When untreated, the dying cells release substances that lead to the death of surrounding cells, so untreated necrosis can lead to death. Treatment usually requires the removal of the necrotic tissue, and in severe cases can even involve amputating a limb.
Origin and Etymology of necrosis
First Known Use: 1583See Words from the same year
medical Definition of necrosis
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