A simple derivation of the Gompertz law for human mortality

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Abstract

The Gompertz law of dependence of human mortality rate on age is derived from a simple model of death as a result of an exponentially rare escape of abnormal cells from immunological response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
JournalTheory in Biosciences
Volume123
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 2005

Keywords

  • Defective cells
  • Immunology response weakening
  • Mortality rate

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