Biology 5.3

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growth factor

broad group of proteins that stimulate cell division

apoptosis

programmed cell death

cancer

common name for a class of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell division

bengin

having no dangerous effect on health, especially referring to an abnormal growth of cells that are not cancerous

malignant

cancerous tumor in which cells break away and spread to other parts of the body, causing harm to the organism's health

metastasize

to spread by transferring a disease-causing agent from the site of the disease to other parts of the body

carcinogen

any substance that produces or promotes the development of cancer

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