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regenerative medicine

noun

medical Definition of regenerative medicine

: a branch of medicine concerned with developing treatments that replace injured or diseased tissue with new growths of tissue
Note: Regenerative medicine treatments may involve stimulating tissue regeneration at the site of injury or transplanting cells (especially stem cells), tissues, and organs made or grown outside the body.
  • Companies are trying to harness the [stem] cells to rebuild hearts, bone, blood and other tissues, part of a field coming to be called regenerative medicine.
  • —Andrew PollackThe New York Times30 May 2000

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