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law of use and disuse


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A law which states that the size of a structure is modified by how much it is used. It applies especially to bones and muscles. Those which are used regularly are suitably stressed (see principle of progressive overload) and respond by hypertrophy. Those which are not regularly used respond by atrophy. See also Wolff's law.

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