process of the restoration of health
- The damaged tissue is replaced with tissue of the same kind. This is called regeneration.
- The damaged tissue is replaced with scar tissue. This is called repair
Most healing processes combine both ways of healing.
- How wounds heal and tumors form With this simple Flash demonstration, Harvard professor Donald Ingber explains how wounds heal, why scars form, and how tumors develop. Presented by Children's Hospital Boston.
- Wound Healing
- Wound Healing and Repair
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