Mechanisms of cell injury and death.

@article{Cobb1996MechanismsOC,
  title={Mechanisms of cell injury and death.},
  author={J. Perren Cobb and Richard S Hotchkiss and Irene E. Karl and Timothy G. Buchman},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1996},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={3-10}
}
Control of the rate of cell death relative to the rate of cell division maintains organ integrity and physiological homeostasis. Cell death is valuable for the organism because it removes terminally injured or unwanted cells that utilize valuable substrates and nutrients. Likewise, cell death also has value for the species, as it provides a mechanism for… CONTINUE READING