Wasting away of tissue.
degeneration or shrinkage [Collins]
Wasting away or emaciation. Usually modified e.g. Brain atrophy
The process which is observed during the wasting of a tissue or an organ.
To waste away, to wither. The decrease in size of a tissue, organ occurs after full development. It is a condition in which the affected cells undergo degenerative and auto-lytic changes, decrease in size, and have a lessened functional capacity.
- a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse 2. [n] - any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use) 3. [v] - undergo atrophyFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=atrophy
Withering away Decrease in size and functional ability of tissue or organs.Found on http://www.netfit.co.uk/glossary/fitness-glossary-a.htm
Reduction in size and/or mass of cells and tissues, especially relating to muscle fibres.
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Wasting away of the body or of an organ or tissue, involving a decrease in size and (or) numbers of cells.Found on http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/iupacglossary/glossarya.html
The process which is observed during the wasting of a tissue or an organ.Found on http://www.chemicalglossary.net/definition/80-Atrophy
To shrink.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm
the shrinkage or near disappearance of a tissue or organ Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=A
Wasting away or decrease in size of a part of the body
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To shrival or shrink from disuse, as in muscular atrophy.
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A wasting away through cell degeneration.
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Atrophy: Wasting away or diminution. Muscle atrophy is wasting of muscle, decrease in muscle mass. A nerve can also show atrophy. For example, atrophy of the optic nerve diminishes vision.Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2389
Decrease in size and functional ability of tissue or organs.Found on http://fitandhealthysolutions.com/terminology/terminologya.html
[ Latin atrophia
, Greek ...; 'a
priv. + ... to nourish: confer French atrophie
.] A wasting away from want of nourishment; diminution in bulk or slow emaciation of the body or of any part. Milton. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/141
At'ro·phy transitive verb
[ past participle Atrophied
] To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/141
At'ro·phy intransitive verb
To waste away; to dwindle. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/141
<pathology> A wasting away, a diminution in the size of a cell, tissue, organ or part. ... Origin: L., Gr. Atrophia ... (16 Dec 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=atrophy
a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuseFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=atrophy
undergo atrophy; `Muscles that are not used will atrophy`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=atrophy
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