Degeneration - Definition

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Degeneration is the phenomenon of complete or partial damage of a cell or tissue in the body. The element affected by degeneration gradually loses its ability to ensure its normal function in the body, until it becomes completely irrelevant. Aging, but also many diseases, can cause the degeneration of one or several organs with essential functions: the heart muscle, nervous system, respiratory system... These diseases are called "degenerative diseases".