Gompertz law

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Gom·pertz law

(gom'pĕrtz),
the proportional relationship of mortality to age; after age 35-40, the increase in mortality with age tends to be logarithmic.

Gom·pertz law

(gom'pĕrts law)
The proportional relationship of mortality to age; after age 35-40, the increase in mortality with age tends to be logarithmic.

Gompertz,

Benjamin, English actuary, 1779-1865.
Gompertz hypothesis - a theory that the force of mortality increases in geometrical progression.
Gompertz law - after age 35-40, the increase in mortality with age tends to be logarithmic.
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Life-span variation within species may be related to inherited differences in the organism's ability to slow the aging process, such as the efficiency of DNA repair, levels of antioxidant enzymes and rates of free-radical production, called the Gompertz-Makeham law of mortality (Gompertz 1860).