Asked in Genetics, Cell Biology (cytology)
When an organism grows in size do the number of cells increase or do the existing cells just get bigger?
It depends on the type of cell. Cells numbers increase, generally. But fat cells also increase in number and size. ...
Will human beings increase the number of cells as they grow?
Yes. Cells don't grow enough to account for the increase in size during a human being's life but they increase in number. ...
Asked in Blood, Immune System
Why do white cells increase in number if a person is sick?
White blood cells fight infection, so when you get sick, they increase in number so that there are more to fight the infection. ...
Asked in Biology
Property of life that involves increase in size and number of cells?
A property of life that involves increase in size and number of cells would be growth. All living things are capable of growth. ...
Asked in Exercise
Do muscles grow?
Muscles are made up of cells, like the rest of the body. The number of muscle cells in each muscle does not change. When your muscles increase in size the individual muscle cells are growing in size, not multiplying. So, yes muscles do grow but the number of cells does not increase. ...
What is the medical term meaning Abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in proportion to the number of the other blood cells?
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What are hypertrophied genitals?
Hypertrophied genitals is simply hypertrophy in a person's genitals. Hypertrophy is the increase in size of an organ due to the increase in size of its cells. (There is the same amount of cells, but they just get bigger) dont confuse this with hyperplasia which is the increase in the size of an organ due to the increase in number of cells. ...
Asked in The Difference Between
What is the difference between hyperplasia and hypertrophy?
Hyperplasia is the enlargement of tissues or an organ due to an increase in the number of cells, while hypertrophy causes the same result, but is due to an increase in the size of cells. ...