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the gradual changes in the structure of any organism that occur with the passage of time, that do not result from disease or other gross accidents, and that eventually lead to the increased probability of death as the individual grows older. See also aged and senescence, and see the Atlas on Aging.
The science concerned with treatment of the aged.
gerontotherapeutics/ger·on·to·ther·a·peu·tics/ (jer-on″to-ther″ah-pu´tiks) the science of retarding and preventing many of the aspects of senescence.
Science concerned with treatment of aged patients.