Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Post-mitotic Cell (or Tissue)

Cell that is programmed to stop dividing by mitosis after a certain stage of development has been reached. Such cells are nonproliferative, i.e. capable of only limited repair and regeneration. Examples of post-mitotic cells and tissues are the neurons in the brain and spinal column, and cells in certain muscles (such as skeletal muscles and the heart).

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