Apoptosis: Neuronal Death by Design
J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(5):183-184
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Dying is generally an undesired affair. In recent years, however, it has become clear that many cells, including neurons, are actively programmed to commit molecular hari-kari. Such a process is called apoptosis. This is not the messy affair associated with cellular poisoning or suffocation, known as necrosis.