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Medical Term:

gap1 period


the period of the cell cycle after cell division when there is synthesis of RNA and protein; it may last for a few hours in rapidly growing tissue or a lifetime in non-renewing cells such as nerve cells.

Synonym(s): gap1 phase, postmitotic phase

See Also: gap 1

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