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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