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1. Growing old; aging.
2. No longer dividing. Used of a cell.

[Latin senēscēns, senēscent-, present participle of senēscere, to grow old, inchoative of senēre, to be old, from senex, sen-, old; see sen- in Indo-European roots.]

se·nes′cence n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.senescence - the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing agesenescence - the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
catabiosis - normal aging of cells
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.senescence - the property characteristic of old agesenescence - the property characteristic of old age
oldness - the opposite of youngness


Old age:
age, agedness, elderliness, senectitude, year (used in plural).


n (form)Alterungsprozess m, → Seneszenz f (spec)


n. senescencia, senectud, proceso de envejecimiento.
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Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of glucosamine (GlcN) on hydrogen peroxide (H[sub]2O[sub]2)-induced premature senescence in human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells in vitro.
ISLAMABAD -- People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may also be at risk for accelerated ageing or premature senescence, finds a team of researchers.
3 In studies on human patients cells were taken from subjects and in vitro studies cells undergo premature senescence.
2009) reported the effective antioxidant metabolism related to stay green trait improved the resistance to premature senescence under drought stress.
Salidroside protects human fibroblast cells from premature senescence induced by H(2)O(2) partly through modulating oxidative status.
Senescence related traits: Premature senescence mostly occurring in commercially cultivated Bt cotton might be due to more sink and less source ratio as a result of biological control of boll worm (Dong et al.
altered hormonal status and lipid metabolism, epigenetic alterations, and low-grade inflammation) have the potential to foster premature senescence [56, 60].
They are susceptible to developing stress-induced premature senescence after exposure to hydrogen peroxide (Chen et al.
Therefore, AF derived cells are most likely to undergo stress induced premature senescence and not normal replicative senescence in culture (23).
A loss of mitochondrial functions can cause premature senescence of the skin cells.
By promoting premature senescence in the normal HMEC, the radiation treatments accelerated the outgrowth of the vHMECs.

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