Division or multiplication? (2)

The time it takes a cell to move through the complete cycle, from growth to division, varies enormously. It may take as little as a few hours, or it may last as long as the body lives.

Some skin cells live about 8 hours, cells that line the intestine about 1  1/2 days, heart cells about 90 days, red blood cells about 120 days, while undamaged muscle and nerve cells last a lifetime.



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