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...
- Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by autonomic dysfunction, tremors, slow movement, muscle rigidity, and...
- Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a group of neuromuscular disorders that result in the loss of motor neurons and progressive muscle wasting. The severity...
- Muscle atrophy is defined as a decrease in the m**** of the muscle; it can be a partial or complete wasting away of muscle, and is most commonly experienced...
- Testicular atrophy is a medical condition in which the male reproductive organs (the testes, which in humans are located in the ****) diminish in size...
- Breast atrophy is the normal or spontaneous atrophy or shrinkage of the ****. Breast atrophy commonly occurs in women during menopause when estrogen...
- Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA) is a rare subtype of motor neuron disease (MND) that affects only the lower motor neurons. PMA is thought to account...
- Atrophy is a thrash metal band formed in Tucson, Arizona. As the result of their fast-playing style and lyrics (often covering death, politics and social...
- part of CMT, as can difficulty chewing, swallowing, and speaking (due to atrophy of vocal cords). A tremor can develop as muscles waste. Pregnancy has been...
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