Definition of Atrophy. Meaning of Atrophy. Synonyms of Atrophy

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Definition of Atrophy

Atrophy
Atrophy At"ro*phy, v. t. [p. p. Atrophied.] To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.
Atrophy
Atrophy At"ro*phy, v. i. To waste away; to dwindle.

Meaning of Atrophy from wikipedia

- Atrophy is the partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body. Causes of atrophy include mutations (which can destroy the gene to build up the...
- Cerebral atrophy is a common feature of many of the diseases that affect the brain. Atrophy of any tissue means a decrement in the size of the cell, which...
- Muscle atrophy is the loss of skeletal muscle m**** that can be caused by immobility, aging, malnutrition, medications, or a wide range of injuries or...
- Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare neuromuscular disorder that results in the loss of motor neurons and progressive muscle wasting. It is usually...
- Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by autonomic dysfunction, tremors, slow movement, muscle rigidity, and...
- Brown atrophy of the heart is atrophy of the heart muscle (or myocardium) commonly found in the elderly. It is described as brown because fibers become...
- Breast atrophy is the normal or spontaneous atrophy or shrinkage of the ****. Breast atrophy commonly occurs in women during menopause when estrogen...
- Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) is the degeneration of neurons in specific areas of the brain – the cerebellum, pons, and inferior olivary nucleus...
- Testicular atrophy is a medical condition in which the male reproductive organs (the testes, which in humans are located in the ****) diminish in size...
- Atrophic vaginitis is inflammation of the **** as a result of tissue thinning due to not enough estrogen. Symptoms may include pain with ****, ****l...
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