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A biological process that results in permanent cessation of all vital functions of a cell. Any process that is carried out at the cellular level, but not necessarily restricted to a single cell. For example, cell communication occurs among more than one cell, but occurs at the cellular level. The process of cell death in a neuron. A permanent cessation of all vital functions: the end of life; can be applied to a whole organism or to a part of an organism. The process of apoptosis in neurons, the basic cellular unit of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the nervous system.

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Name: neuron death
Acc: GO:0070997
Aspect: Biological Process
Desc: The process of cell death in a neuron.
  • neuron cell death
  • neuronal cell death
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GO:0070997 - neuron death (interactive image map)

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