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maximum lifespan

1. The age of the oldest known member of a species.
2. The theoretical age that any organism, drug, or structure can survive intact. The term is sometimes used in geriatrics for the maximum lifespan potential of an individual or, in pharmacology, for the effective shelf life of a drug.
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Today, many scientists say that the maximum life span of human being is 120 years.
"We've carried these streets to their maximum life span. It's really up to the people to decide."
We live in the information age where information seems to have a maximum life span of two years!
There is a debate about whether there's a biological limit to the human life span, about 115 years, or whether maximum life span could be extended as long as 130, possibly 150 years.
In contrast, life span is a specifically individual concept, and thus, the maximum life span is an upper bound value rather than an average value.
Oxidative damage to mitochondrial DNA is inversely related to maximum life span in the heart and brain of mammals.
When combined with the fact that 1) the products of lipid peroxidation are powerful reactive molecular species, and 2) that fatty acids differ dramatically in their susceptibility to peroxidation, membrane fatty acid composition provides a mechanistic explanation of the variation in maximum life span among animal species...." (27)
Along with other life extension research that suggests it may be possible to extend human existence beyond the maximum life span of 120 years, telomerase research fills Kekich with hope.
The maximum life span of a TRO it has allowed the lower courts to issue is 60 days.
This flavonoid (100 [micro]M) increased mean, median, and maximum life span by 45, 57, and 24% [39].

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