mortality deceleration

mortality deceleration

A term referring to the unexplained observation that death rates slow after a certain age late in life (average age 80).

mortality deceleration

Population biology A term referring to the unexplained observation that death rates slow after a certain age–80. See Programmed cell death.
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The research reveals that mortality deceleration, the long-held belief that the mortality rate flattens out above age 80, does not take place.