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atrophy

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

The wasting away of tissue with loss of mass and/or function. Compare aplasia, in which the tissue does not develop.

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calcium-channel blocker

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

A compound (calcium antagonist) that blocks or inhibits movement of calcium ions across membranes. Most are potent vasodilators and some are antiarrhythmic. Examples include nifedipine,...

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Dupuytren's contracture

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

(dew-pwee-trahnz)

a flexion deformity of the fingers (usually the ring and little fingers) caused by a nodular hypertrophy and contracture of the fascia in the palm and fingers....

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gingival enlargement

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A swelling of the gingival tissues. There may be an increase in the size of the fibrous tissue cells (hypertrophy) or an increase in their number (hyperplasia). It can be drug induced e.g....

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hyperplasia

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(hy-per-play-ziă)

the increased production and growth of normal cells in a tissue or organ. benign prostatic h. see prostate gland. See also endometrial (hyperplasia). Compare...

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megaloglossia

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

A form of macroglossia due to enlargement (hypertrophy) of the tongue muscle.

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Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome

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[E. G. Melkersson (1898–1932), Swedish physician; C. Rosenthal (1892–1937), German neurologist] A rare neurological disorder characterized by recurring facial paralysis, swelling of the...

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Ménétrier's disease

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A disorder in which gross enlargement (see hypertrophy) of the cells of the mucous membrane lining the stomach is associated with anaemia. Prominent gastric folds are seen at endoscopy or...

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Moritani and de Vries model

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A model used to estimate the relative contributions of muscle growth (see hypertrophy) and neural factors to strength gains. Moritani and de Vries measured force production and neural...

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muscle growth

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An increase in muscle volume, which may occur by hypertrophy and/or hyperplasia.

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