RE: cell maturation vs proliferation

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From:"Smith, Allen" <>
To:'Ronnie Houston' <>
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My Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary defines maturation as "ripening".
It defines proliferation as "reproduction".  I think any other dictionary
would do the same.
			Allen A. Smith
			School of Graduate Medical Sciences
			Barry University
			Miami Shores, FL 33161

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Ronnie Houston []
		Sent:	Tuesday, February 15, 2000 1:03 PM
		Subject:	cell maturation vs proliferation

		Can someone please help here?

		We are having an awful time trying to convince some
researchers (neither 
		pathology or histotechnology trained) that cell maturation
and cell 
		proliferation are two different things.

		Does anyone know of a text that clearly defines the two, or
would anyone be 
		willing to define the two so that we can convince them that
what we are 
		saying is in fact the case?

		Ronnie Houston
		Cytochemistry & Molecular Pathology
		Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
		2222 Welborn Street
		Dallas, TX 75219
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