A state in which an organism or a cellular system, as defined by its full set of functionality, ceases to exist (i.e., most of the functions are irreversibly lost).

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Why is living muscle tissue seemingly able to restore its shape under force, while dead tissue is not?

When I press my finger, even with relatively little force, into beef or chicken (say, at a grocery store), the indentation remains (and I get yelled at by employees). When I hit beef with a ...
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Lethality of a stab wound to the back

How deadly is a stab in the back? Video games, movies, and other fiction would have us believe that a backstab against a foe with a modestly-sized blade leads to immediate and certain death, having a ...