Atrophy

degeneration or shrinkage [Collins]

Atrophy

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 organ), poor nourishment, poor circulation, loss of hormonal support, loss of nerve supply to the target organ, excessive amount of apoptosis of cells, and disuse or lack of exercise or disease intr...
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atrophy

(at´rә-fe) decrease in size of a normally developed organ or tissue; see also wasting. to undergo or cause such a decrease. adj., atroph´ic., adj.
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atrophy

(at;ruo-fe) A gradual wasting away or decrease in the size of a tissue or an organ.
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Atrophy

(at'ro-fe) (Greek. A - want of + trophe - nourishment)
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atrophy

(L.; Gr. atrophia) a wasting away; a diminution in the size of a cell, tissue, organ, or part.
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atrophy

[n] - 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 atrophy
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Atrophy

• (v. i.) To waste away; to dwindle. • (v. t.) To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken. • (n.) A wasting away from want of nourishment; diminution in bulk or slow emaciation of the body or of any part.
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atrophy

<pathology> A wasting away, a diminution in the size of a cell, tissue, organ or part. ... Origin: L., Gr. Atrophia ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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atrophy

withering noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
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Atrophy

At'ro·phy intransitive verb To waste away; to dwindle.
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Atrophy

At'ro·phy noun [ 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.
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Atrophy

At'ro·phy transitive verb [ past participle Atrophied ] To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.
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Atrophy

A decrease in the size or wasting of a organ or tissue.
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Atrophy

A wasting away through cell degeneration.
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ATROPHY

A wasting of the tissues of a body part.
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atrophy

atrophy (ăt'rufē) , diminution in the size of a cell, tissue, or organ from its fully developed normal size. Temporary atrophy may occur in muscles that are not used, as when a limb is encased in a plaster cast. Interference with cellular nutrition, as through starvation; diseases af...
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atrophy

atrophy An award given to those who do not exercise. Dictionary sources of information: Dictionaries and Lexicons, Part One; Dictionaries and Lexicons, Part Two.
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Atrophy

Atrophy is a wasting of the flesh due to some interference with the nutritive processes. It may arise from a variety of causes, such as permanent, oppressive, and exhausting passions, organic disease, a want of proper food or of pure air, suppurations in important organs, copious evacuations of blood, saliva, semen, etc, and it is also sometimes pr...
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atrophy

atrophy, atrophying, atrophia 1. A wasting away, especially of body tissue, an organ, etc., or the failure of an organ or part to grow or develop, as a result of insufficient nutrition. 2. In pathology, a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage. 3. The degeneration, decline, or decrease, becaus...
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Atrophy

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.
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Atrophy

Decrease in size and functional ability of tissue or organs.
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atrophy

decrease in size of a body part, cell, organ, or tissue. The term implies that the atrophied part was of a size normal for the individual, ... [2 related articles]
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Atrophy

Decrease in size of a muscle caused by the decrease in the size of its cells. This is usually the ca
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ATROPHY

Deterioration of an organ or tissue which had previously been normally developed due to disease, malnutrition, disuse, or poor blood circulation.
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