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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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atrophy

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 68 words.

Reduction in size or wasting away of an organ or tissue from lack of use or disease. Atrophy begins very

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atrophy <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 51 words.

the wasting away of a normally developed organ or tissue due to degeneration of cells. Pathological atrophy may occur through

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atrophy <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 51 words.

the wasting away of a normally developed organ or tissue due to degeneration of cells. Pathological atrophy may occur through

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atrophy <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 51 words.

the wasting away of a normally developed organ or tissue due to degeneration of cells. Pathological atrophy may occur through

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bone atrophy

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 41 words.

A decrease in bone mass. Bone atrophy may result from inactivity when calcium is withdrawn from the bone making it

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optic atrophy

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 53 words.

Type 1 optic atrophy (OPA1) is an autosomal dominant disorder in which there is progressive visual impairment in childhood and

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muscle atrophy

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 35 words.

A wasting-away of muscle tissue due to lack of stimulation or malnutrition resulting in reduced muscle function. Muscle atrophy begins

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bone atrophy

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A decrease in bone mass. Bone atrophy may result from inactivity when calcium is withdrawn from the bone making it less dense, weaker, and more susceptible to fractures. This bone...

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muscle atrophy

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A wasting-away of muscle tissue due to lack of stimulation or malnutrition resulting in reduced muscle function. Muscle atrophy begins immediately after a muscle injury and occurs...

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gyrate atrophy

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A rare hereditary condition causing night blindness and constricted visual fields, usually developing in the first decade of life. Clinically it is characterized by a progressive atrophy of...

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