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Apoptosis (from Ancient Greek ἀπόπτωσις, apóptōsis, "falling off") is a form of programmed cell death that occurs in multicellular organisms. Biochemical events lead to characteristic cell changes (morphology) and death. These changes include blebbing, cell shrinkage, nuclear fragmentation, chromatin condensation, chromosomal DNA fragmentation, and global reason= global in what sense: resulting from the intrinsic instability of all biology (anything whose stability is not dynamic is inert)? Or global to an idivdual in question, bcz their whole system is being challenged by their disease agent of the week? (hmm, am i overreaching, or is that an instance of Dylan's "He who is not busy living is busy dying? mRNA decay. The average adult human loses between 50 and 70 billion cells each day due to apoptosis.e=13),p=2 of which at most only 70 billion (e=10) die per day. That is, about 5 out of every 1,000 cells (0.5%) die each day due to apoptosis.}} For an average human child between the ages of 8 and 14, approximately 20–30 billion cells die per day.