mortality deceleration

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mortality deceleration

A term referring to the unexplained observation that death rates slow after a certain age late in life (average age 80).
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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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This theory has been termed late-life mortality deceleration. And, from the age of around 105 onward, the risk of death is thought to level out entirely.
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