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ATROPHY [ˈatrəfē]

VERB
atrophy (verb) · atrophies (third person present) · atrophied (past tense) · atrophied (past participle) · atrophying (present participle)

NOUN
atrophy (noun)

  • the process of atrophying or state of having atrophied.
Synonyms: wasting . emaciation . withering . shrivelling . shrinking . wilting . decaying . decay . declining . deteriorating . deterioration . degenerating . degeneration . weakening . debilitation . enfeeblement . strengthening .

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1. From its literal Greek roots, Atrophy would mean basically "lack of nourishment". Although the English word doesn't usually imply any lack of food, it always refers to a wasting away

2. Acute yellow Atrophy massive hepatic necrosis.

3. Atrophy, decrease in size of a body part, cell, organ, or other tissue. The term implies that the atrophied part was of a size normal for the individual, considering age and circumstance, prior to the diminution

4. In Atrophy of an organ or body part, there may be a reduction in the number or in the size of the component cells, or in both.

5. Summary The term muscle Atrophy refers to the loss of muscle tissue. Atrophied muscles appear smaller than normal

6. Pathologic Atrophy is seen with aging, starvation, and diseases such as Cushing disease (because of taking too much medicines called corticosteroids)

7. Neurogenic Atrophy is the most severe type of muscle Atrophy

8. Muscle wasting or Atrophy is usually caused by not being able to regularly exercise your muscles

9. Muscle Atrophy, or muscle wasting, results from loss of muscle tissue. Little or no physical exercise and a sedentary lifestyle are common causes of muscle Atrophy, in …

10. Overview Multiple system Atrophy (MSA) is a rare, degenerative neurological disorder affecting your body's involuntary (autonomic) functions, including blood pressure, breathing, bladder function and …

11. Atrophy is a degeneration of either all or one part of the body, and is often referred to as "wasting." It can occur for many reasons, but the two main causes are disuse and disease

12. There are multiple forms of atrophic disorders but, according to the Mayo Clinic, the two most prominent are multiple system Atrophy (also called MSA) and vaginal

13. Multiple system Atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a combination of symptoms that affect both the autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary action such as blood pressure or digestion) and movement.

14. Atrophy is usually acquired, meaning it is the result of a disease (pathological Atrophy) or some change in condition within the body (physiological Atrophy)

15. Atrophy is commonly referred to as ‘wasting’ and while it usually affects one or a few areas of the body at a time, it can also affect large parts of the body.

16. Overview Brain Atrophy — or cerebral Atrophy — is the loss of brain cells called neurons

17. Atrophy also destroys the connections that help the cells communicate

18. Summary Brain Atrophy refers to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between brain cells

19. Vaginal Atrophy is when the walls of your vagina get thin, dry, and inflamed

20. Atrophy definition, a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage

21. What is Muscle Atrophy? Muscle Atrophy is a term used to describe the loss of muscle

22. Atrophy may occur from injury, starvation, disease, bed rest, nerve damage, and other health-related issues

23. Atrophy is especially common in older adults, which is called sarcopenia.

24. A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use: muscular Atrophy of a person affected with paralysis

25. Atrophy Definition Atrophy is a term that describes the wasting away of cell tissue

26. On a larger scale, Atrophy can see a reduction in the size and function of a muscle or limb

27. Muscle Atrophy or Muscle Wasting

28. Muscle Atrophy is the loss or decrease of muscle mass

29. The cause of muscle Atrophy is a lack of use of the muscle or a disruption of the nerve signals to the muscle.

30. A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use: muscular Atrophy of a person affected with paralysis

31. Pancreatic Atrophy is the irreversible degeneration of the pancreas that is often associated with chronic pancreatitis

32. Multiple system Atrophy (MSA) is a nervous system disease that causes problems with how your body works, such as the way you move and keep your balance

33. Atrophy is a common age-related change and can also be induced by agents that cause ovarian damage or alter steroid production from the ovary

34. Atrophy can affect the endometrium and/or myometrium and results in a reduction in the overall size or cross sectional area of the uterus.

35. Atrophy refers to a decreased size or wasting away of any part of the body

36. Cerebral Atrophy can happen in either the entire brain or in just one part of the brain and can lead to decreased brain mass and loss of neurological function

37. The symptoms of cerebral Atrophy depend on the cause and location of cell death.

38. Atrophy of adipose tissue of the body occurs as a part of the generalized Atrophy of prolonged undernutrition

39. Localized Atrophy of adipose tissue— lipodystrophy—may be the result of injury to the local area; e.g., repeated insulin injections cause Atrophy of fatty tissue at the site of the injections

40. Atrophy is a general physiological process of reabsorption and breakdown of tissues, involving apoptosis on a cellular level

41. Atrophy resulting from disease of the tissue itself, or loss of trophic support due to other disease is termed pathological

42. Atrophy is the wasting away or reduction in size of some part of the body

43. Complete this lesson to learn about the different types of Atrophy, their

44. Atrophy is the result of a predominance of dissimilation over the processes of assimilation

45. Atrophy can be physiological and pathological, systemic and local

46. Physiological Atrophy is a function of the growth changes of an organism (Atrophy of the thymus during puberty, Atrophy of the sex glands, skin, and bones in old people, and so on).

47. 13 synonyms of Atrophy from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, plus 34 related words, definitions, and antonyms

48. Atrophy: to become worse or of less value.

49. Atrophy definition: If a muscle or other part of the body atrophies , it decreases in size or strength , Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

50. Acute yellow Atrophy massive hepatic necrosis

51. Circumscribed cerebral Atrophy pick's disease

52. Disuse Atrophy Atrophy of a tissue or organ as a result of inactivity or diminished function

53. Progressive hemifacial Atrophy (PHA), also known as Parry-Romberg syndrome, is characterized by slowly progressive deterioration of the skin and soft tissues on one side of the face

54. Vaginal Atrophy (also called atrophic vaginitis) is a condition where the lining of the vagina gets drier and thinner

55. ‘Spinal muscular Atrophy is a degenerative condition which is untreatable.’ ‘Physical therapy is directed at preventing Atrophy and contractures, and is particularly necessary in patients with calcinosis and muscle involvement.’

56. Spinal muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a group of genetic neuromuscular disorders that affect the nerve cells that control voluntary muscles (motor neurons)

57. The loss of motor neurons causes progressive muscle weakness and loss of movement due to muscle wasting (Atrophy).

58. Atrophy is an American thrash metal band formed in Tucson, Arizona, United States.As the result of their fast-playing style and lyrics (often covering death, politics and social issues), the band has been compared to that of their thrash metal contemporaries such as Testament, Vio-lence, Forbidden, Sacred Reich and Nuclear Assault

59. The prevalence of vulvovaginal Atrophy is about 75% to 90% among postmenopausal women and therefore, all of us are affected

60. Besides problems with sex, urinary tract infections (UTI), vaginal infections, and having pelvic exams by the gynecologist are other problems that can occur from having vaginal Atrophy.

61. Ovarian Atrophy occurs with age (senescence) or may result from administration of drugs or exposure to chemicals that block or suppress trophic control of the ovary

62. Ovarian Atrophy is defined as decreased ovarian size and weight and decreased numbers of oocytes, developing follicles, and corpora lutea ( Figure 1, Figure 2 and Figure 3).

63. NeuEve suppositories and cream help ease menopausal discomforts: vaginal odor, dryness, Atrophy, itching, burning, painful sex, and bacterial vaginosis.

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