What is Pathology - What changes in the nucleus indicate cell death?
Nuclear alterations in dead cells are typical:
- Pyknosis: This term refers to the condensation of chromatin and is derived from the Greek word pyknos, which means "dense."
-Karyolysis: The lysis of chromatin caused by endonucleases results in this alteration. -Karyorrhexis: This term refers to the fragmentation of nuclear material and is derived from the Greek word rhexis, which means "tearing apart." It is referred to as the production of "nuclear dust."
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