atrophy of thyroid (left; right side is normal thyroid at much lower magnification) "Aging" is cited by "Big Robbins", though I am not impressed that geriatric cases have appreciably smaller cells when all other things are equal.
By convention today, unless otherwise specified, this implies a very abnormal epitheliumwith "loss of uniformity of the individual cells, as well as a lossof their architectural orientation".
Tell how you know a cell is dead.
Apoptosis is enactment of a program for single-cell death, often on the instructions of a developmental program or T-killer cell, or in the setting of otherwise-sublethal cell injury, i.e., the body is removing unwanted cells.
Different cells react differently to starvation conditions.
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Other cells simply waste away and die.
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