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senescence

 [sĕ-nes´ens]
the process of growing old; see also aging. adj., adj senes´cent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

se·nes·cence

(sē-nes'ens),
The state of being old.
[L. senesco, to grow old, fr. senex, old]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

se·nes·cence

(sĕ-nes'ĕns)
The state of being old.
[L. senesco, to grow old, fr. senex, old]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

senescence

the process of growing old which occurs in all species and is typified by a gradual slowing down of METABOLISM and breakdown of tissues, often accompanied by endocrinal changes.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Senescence

Aging.
Mentioned in: Aging
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

se·nes·cence

(sĕ-nes'ĕns)
The state of being old.
[L. senesco, to grow old, fr. senex, old]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012