Atrophy

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Atrophy Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
  • a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
  • undergo atrophy; "Muscles that are not used will atrophy"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse ,
  • any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Atrophy'


  • Atrophy: thrash metal band, see Atrophy (band). Atrophy is the partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body. Causes of atrophy include mutations (which
  • Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy: atrophies. Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), also known as spinobulbar muscular atrophy, bulbo-spinal atrophy, X-linked bulbospinal neuropathy (XBSN)
  • Muscle atrophy: Muscle atrophy is defined as a decrease in the mass of the muscle; it can be a partial or complete wasting away of muscle. When a muscle atrophies, this
  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy: Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) is the degeneration of neurons in specific areas of the brain – the cerebellum, pons, and inferior olives. OPCA is
  • X-linked spinal muscular atrophy type 2: other conditions with similar name, see Spinal muscular atrophies. X-linked spinal muscular atrophy type 2 (SMAX2, XLSMA), also known as arthrogryposis multiplex
  • Distal spinal muscular atrophy type 1: name, see Spinal muscular atrophies. Distal spinal muscular atrophy type 1 (DSMA1), also known as spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type

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* If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. - Frank Lloyd Wright


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