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- noun The
eatingof one's own body.
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But when toxicity reaches the cell, autophagia may go crazy and kill off the whole cell as well as perfectly healthy cells necessary for the health of the lungs, and even other organs.
There is, therefore, as Dujardin-Beaumetz asserts, autophagia in the obese, and all these varieties of treatment have but one end, viz.:
Jiang’s group found that the PAMAMs cause lung damage by triggering a programmed cell death known as autophagia.